Brenda Farley Parsons
Browns Summit, North Carolina
Born in Greensboro, North Carolina, Parsons began book conservation and binding in 1987 and has studied French technique binding for several years with Monique Lallier. She has been working at Etherington Conservation Center for the last twelve years as a book and paper conservator.
Full leather binding of black goatskin, using shades of blue, red, and maroon. The cut outs expose handmade paste paper endpapers. Gold-tooled lettering on the spine.
James Branch Cabell. The White Robe. New York: Robert M. McBride & Company, 1928.
Full brown goatskin binding over cut-out boards exposing handmade paper paper endpapers. Wrinkled leather onlays and blind tooling are used to represent a leafless tree. Gold lettered spine titling.