DIEHL, EDITH. Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique [manuscript], 1946
Edith Diehl: Manuscript of Bookbinding: Its History and Technique, 1946
RLIN ID No.
Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique [holograph], 1946.
1 manuscript (.5 linear ft.)
Edith Diehl was born in Brewster, New York. She studied bookbinding in Europe for five years and eventually established her own bindery in New York City, employing two of the French bookbinders who had formerly worked for the Grolier Club Bindery. She later was in charge of the bindery at the printing house of William Edwin Rudge and then, for two years, produced bindings for books designed by Bruce Rogers. When Columbia University established bookbinding classes in 1934, she was among the first instructors. She died in May 1953.
Publications (based on collection)
Edith Diehl. Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique. New York: Rinehart & Co., 1946. 2 v.
Each chapter of the manuscript is numbered separately from “1”.
Sold to antiquarian bookseller Lathrop C. Harper by Alice Diehl Prendergast, sister of Edith Diehl.
Occupation (as reflected in collection)
Bookbinders. New York (State). New York. 20th century.
Grolier Club, 47 East 60th Street, New York, N.Y. 10022-1098.