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Freshwater Collection

TitleFreshwater Collection
TypeRare Books
SummaryDecorated publisher’s bookbindings.
DescriptionDecorated publisher’s bookbindings. Peter Freshwater, former Deputy Library of the University Library, presented his collection of books with decorated bindings in 2014. There are 180 volumes; the majority are examples of the mass-produced decoration of the nineteenth century, ranging from blind-stamped cloth and leather of the 1820s – 40s, to the gilt and multi-coloured illustrated cloth from the later decades of the nineteenth century and the early twentieth century. All are catalogued online, with brief descriptions of the bindings.
Custodial HistoryPeter Freshwater
Parent Collection Rare Books

Image: Publisher's Binding