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  • Stuart Brockman
  • Book of Gospels
    Burns & Oates, Collins, 1982
    350 x 248 x 75mm
    Bound 2010

    Marbled paper endleaves made with Louise Brockman Marbled paper; all edges gilt; cushioned laminated boards; double endbands; book covered in full red goatskin with design applied with black calf onlays, gold tooling and lettering; crest blocked with gold leaf onto front and rear boards; black tooled line around turn ins; book housed in a velvet lined quarter leather box, lettered in gold on the spine.
  • Sketches of Cambridge, Oxford and London
    Illustrators: Walter M Keesey, Fred Richards & Dorothy E.G Woolard
    Adam & Charles Black, Soho Square, London – 1913, 1913 & 1924
    225 x 165 x 23 mm
    Bound 2010

    Black and white Louise Brockman marbled paper endleaves; silver edges; laminated cushioned boards; black and white endbands; spine and board edges covered in black calf; monochrome design made up and covered with transparent vellum, panels added to recesses in boards, spine lettered with palladium leaf, palladium onlays around panels; book housed in a velvet lined cloth box, lettered in palladium leaf on the spine.

Stuart assisted his father, Jim, from the age of 7 and, since gaining an Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Imperial College, London in 1994, has worked full-time in the Brockman bindery. He was elected a Licentiate of Designer Bookbinders in 1999 and a Fellow in 2004 and has given workshops and has lectured in the UK, Canada and Finland.

Stuart taught gold tooling at Guildford College in 1999 and 2000 and was awarded first prize at The Bookbinding Competition 2000 (Open Choice). Also in 2000, he set up and ran a bindery in Chile. His bindings can be found in several private collections as well as in The British Library.