Collection Level Description: Papers of Anthony Gardner
Reference: MSS. Eng. lett. c. 543-4
Title: Papers of Anthony Gardner
Dates of Creation: 1953-73
Extent: 2 shelfmarks
Name of Creator: Anthony Gardner
Language of Material: English
Bookbinding began as a hobby for Anthony Gardner (1887-1973), but following his
retirement as a Chief Structural Engineer in the Ministry of Works in 1953 he
established his own bookbinding and restoration firm. Gardener was also a
self-taught engraver and calligrapher.
Scope and Content
The papers of Anthony Gardner including:
- 26 letters, 41 postcards and 8 accounts, 27 July 1953-Dec. 1967, with two
proofs of a bookplate designed by Gardner for Dr. George Tee, in a half-leather
album bound Aug.-Sept. 1964, and prefaced by a calligraphic 'Reverse Spiral
Apologia' of mirror writing. The binding is mentioned in D.A. Harrop, 'Craft
binders at work II: Anthony Gardner', The Book Collector, 22
(1973), p. 174
- 27 letters, 28 postcards from Gardner (some jointly with Mary Parker) and 2
accounts, 26 Oct. 1967-8, Oct. 1973, with a copy of Gardner's own bookplate and
a proof of the 'Bibliopegists' Hippocratic Oath' composed by Gardner and printed
by Dr. George Tee, 1971, in a half-leather album, bound Feb. 1973, with a
calligraphic monogram (AG, GT) on the front cover.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Given to the Library in 1982.
Entry to read in the Library is permitted only on presentation of a valid
reader's card (for admissions procedures see http://www.bodleian.ox.ac.uk/services/admissions/).
A description is available in the Library, where there is also a card index to
Related Units of Description
Bindery journals and notebooks of Anthony Gardner (MSS. Eng. misc. d. 888-93, e. 829).
See scope and content.
Gardner | Anthony | 1887-1973 | bookbinder
Tee | George | fl 1964-1982
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