Diehl, Edith

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Edith Diehl was born in Brewster, New York. She studied bookbinding in Europe for five years and eventually established her own bindery in New York City, employing two of the French bookbinders who had formerly worked for the Grolier Club bindery. She was later in charge of the bindery at the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge and then, for two years, produced bindings for books designed by Bruce Rogers. After 1941 she devoted herself to teaching the techniques of hand bookbinding. She died in May 1953.

From the description of Bookbinding, its background and technique [holograph], 1946. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122412742

Bookbinder; Brewster, N.Y.

b. in 1876; d. 1953.

From the description of Edith Diehl papers, [ca. 1915-1956]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 82785800

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Role Title Holding Repository
creatorOf Diehl, Edith. Edith Diehl papers, [ca. 1915-1956]. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
creatorOf Diehl, Edith. [Binding sample : lozenge design]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Diehl, Edith. Bookbinding, its background and technique [holograph], 1946. Grolier Club
creatorOf Diehl, Edith. Miscellany. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Grolier Club. Library. Records of the librarians, 1897-1970. Grolier Club
creatorOf Diehl, Edith. [Binding sample : fanfare design]. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Adler, Rose. person
associatedWith Grolier Club. Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Wightman, Julia P. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
New York (State)--Brewster
New York (State)--New York
Women bookbinders
Bookbinders--20th century.--New York (State)--New York


Birth 1876

Death 1953



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