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Joseph Zaehnsdorf

(1814—1886) bookbinder


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He established his own business in Covent Garden c.1842, which developed into one of the leading craft binderies of London. It was continued after his death by his son Joseph William (b. 1853), author of The Art of Bookbinding (1880), and still exists, although it passed out of family ownership after 1945.

From The Oxford Companion to the Book in Oxford Reference.

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