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Adams, Katharine (1862–1952), bookbinder, was born on 25 November 1862 at Bracknell in Berkshire, the second daughter among the three children of the Revd William Fulford Adams (d. 1912) and his wife, Catherine Mary Horton (bap. 1830, d. 1912). As a child she lived at ...

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Adams, Norman Edward Albert (1927–2005), artist, was born on 9 February 1927 in a flat at 74 Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, Essex, the only child of Albert Henry Adams (1900–1975), a London Transport clerk, and his wife, Elizabeth Winifred Rose, née Humphries (1906–2000). The family moved shortly afterwards to ...

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Bedford, Francis (1799–1883), bookbinder, was born at Paddington, Middlesex, on 18 June 1799. His father is believed to have been a courier attached to the establishment of George III. At an early age he was sent to a school in Yorkshire, and on his return to ...

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Bowtell [Boudle], John (1753–1813), bookbinder and philanthropist, the third son of Joseph Boudle (c.1722–1757) and his wife, Margery (c.1720–1780), was born on 1 August 1753, and baptized John Boudle on 15 September 1753 at Holy Trinity Church in Cambridge...

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Cockerell, Douglas Bennett (1870–1945), bookbinder, was born on 5 August 1870 at Clifton Cottage, Sydenham Hill, London, the fourth child of Sydney John Cockerell (1842–1877), coal merchant, and his wife, Alice Elizabeth (d. 1900), elder daughter of Sir John Bennett, watchmaker and politician. He came from a middle-class family, but the death of his father threw them on hard times. ...

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Cockerell, Sydney Morris (1906–1987), bookbinder, was born on 6 June 1906 at 96 Earls Court Road, London, the second of three children and elder son of Douglas Bennett Cockerell (1870–1945), bookbinder, and his wife, Florence Margaret Drew (c.1870–1912), daughter of Samuel Drew Arundel...

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Sydney Morris Cockerell (1906–1987) by Philip Sayer, 1981 [using his ram to impress a design by Joan Rix Tebbutt on vellum] photograph by Philip Sayer

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Coronio [née Ionides], Aglaia (1834–1906), embroiderer, bookbinder, and art patron, was the second child and elder daughter of Alexander Ionides (1810–1890) and his wife, Euterpe, née Sgouta (b. 1816), who was described in George Du Maurier's novel Trilby (1894) as 'so beautiful and stately and magnificently attired' (...

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Edwards, William (bap. 1723, d. 1808), bookbinder, was baptized on 6 January 1723 at St James's Church, Halifax, Yorkshire, the second of three sons of Richard Edwards, a schoolmaster.

Edwards was very successful in collecting rare books and his Halifax bookshop and bindery, facing up ...

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