(BOOKBINDING). [FULLAGER, A.] ~ Bookcraft Thesis. Leather. [England, c. 1950s].
Manuscript, 4to (230 × 170 mm), pp. 72 plus several full-page diagrams and 10 leaves with mounted leather samples (some tooled) or printed cuttings. Loose leaf and lace-bound in original folder, upper cover with gilt tooled onlay.
A very neatly presented elementary project on leather production and its use in craft bookbinding, with useful samples illustrating the different characters and textures of goat, sheep and calf, and the nature of morocco. There are also colour samples and some examples of elementary lettering and tooling (presumably by the author) who was probably a student at a British technical college. There are two samples of eighteenth century book covers and a nice drawing of the binding of the seventh century Stoneyhurst/St Cuthbert Gospel, the earliest intact European bookbinding.