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Robert Riviere

(1808—1882) bookbinder


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After an initial career as a bookseller and bookbinder in Bath from 1829, he moved to London c.1840, establishing a bookbinding business that became widely admired for the quality of its work. Rivière worked for many major collectors of the time, was awarded a medal at the 1851 Great Exhibition, and rebound the Domesday Book. The business was continued after his death until sold to Bayntun of Bath in 1939.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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