The Bibliophile as Bookbinder: The Angling Bindings of S. A. Neff, Jr.
By S.A. Neff, Jr., Lynne Farrington, and Cara Schlesinger
Related Exhibition: The Bibliophile as Bookbinder: The Angling Binding of S.A. Neff, Jr., 2019
The Bibliophile as Bookbinder explores one man’s passion for the natural world and the world of books. Over five decades ago, Mr. Neff began a serious pursuit both of trout and books on the art of angling. In the early 1980s, Mr. Neff transitioned from a career in graphic design to fine bookbinding. For over two decades, he has focused his binding efforts exclusively on work for his angling library. His collection of angling bindings, unique in its genre, will remain intact in perpetuity in the Penn Libraries. This fully-illustrated catalogue includes essays by Sid A. Neff, Jr., Lynne Farrington, and Cara Schlesinger, and features 230 full-color images, a glossary of terms, and a bibliography.