Francis Bedford

(1799—1883) bookbinder

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Who worked for C. Lewis before entering into partnership with John Clarke (1841–50), then setting up in business independently in 1851. He established a reputation as one of the finest London binders of the 19th century, though noted more for his craftsmanship than his designs, which were typically based on fine-binding styles of earlier centuries.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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