Claudia Cohen

Seattle, Washington

Rudolf Koch, Schriftgiesserei im Schattenbild, 1936

Bound in full black Morocco; edges rough cut; sewn on three frayed-out cords; paste paper endleaves with sewn leather inner hinge; handsewn red silk endband; décor of gold and blind tooling with red leather onlays; title in gold on spine. 19 x 25.5 x 1 centimeters. Created n.d.


Claudia Cohen was born in 1953 and graduated from Bennington College. She served apprenticeships in 19712 in letterpress printing at the Gehenna Press, in 1977 in binding at the Conservation Studio of Yale University under Jane Greenfield, and in 197882 in the bindery of Gray Parrot. In 1983 she studied with Hugo Peller at the Centro del Bel Libro, Ascona, Switzerland, returning later that year to Easthampton to establish her own bindery. In 2004 the bindery and binder moved to Seattle, WA where she now specializes in fine bindings, limited editions of books and boxes, as well as paste papers.