Paperblanks The Queens Binding
Paperblanks The Queens Binding Journal Collection
The cover art of the paperblanks Queens Binding Journal Collection represents the pinnacle of English bookbinding of the Restoration Period. The noble filigreed design originally held the 1675 publication of Richard Allestree's "The Government of the Tongue" and is part of the Henry Davis Gift of the British Library Collection. The Queens Binder was the name of a group of English craftsman from four different bookbinding shops. The craftsman behind this particular binding simply went by the letter A, which may have been more than one person. This shining jewel of a collection honors the artistry of craftsman who plied their trade so impressively centuries ago and inspires artistry today.