DeGolyer Exhibition and Bookbinding Competition, 2015

Don Etherington
Summerfield, North Carolina

Don Etherington is President Emeritus of Etherington Conservation Services. He previously served as the Chief Conservation Officer of the Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas in Austin and Training Officer at the Library of Congress. He received the Helen Warren DeGolyer Award for American Bookbinding in 1997.


Full goatskin binding with large onlay across binding, laser cut shapes representing various tools used in bookbinding and restoration, and gold-tooled borders for onlays.  This proposal for The Restoration of Leather Bindings reflects the subject of the book while the gold-tooled lines are a nod to Bernard’s bindings.


Claire Bolton. A Winchester Bookshop & Bindery, 1729-1991. Oxford: The Alembic Press, 1991.

Full brown goatskin binding with onlays, titled in black.