David Borbeau
Easthampton, Massachusetts

Craft Guild of Dallas Special Mention for Technical Innovation

Born in Springfield, Massachusetts, David Borbeau trained with Arno Werner in Pittsfield from 1972 to 1974. David lives, works and teaches in Easthampton, Massachusetts, where he opened the Thistle Bindery in 1975.


Half leather "panel binding" of red Nigerian goatskin sewn on eight raised cords. Slightly concave central panels of gold lamé linen bordered by aluminum molding and black leather. Carved and gilt fleuron recessed in front panel.


The Holy Bible, Revised Standard Edition. New York: Thomas Nelson & Sons, 1952.

Half leather "panel binding" of green goatskin with central panels of needlepoint. Full gilt edges.