Jamie Kamph

Lambertville, New Jersey

Peter and Donna Thomas, A Collection of Paper Samples from Hand Papermills in the United States of America, 1993

Bound in full gray Oasis goat skin; pastedowns of Dieu Donné “antique linen” with Nancy Pobanz’s “pampas grass” decorative flyleaves; sewn on linen tapes; gray and red silk endbands; multicolored leather onlays with gold and blind tooling made up from watermarks of participating papermakers. 30 x 23 x 3 centimeters. Created 1996.

Jamie Kamph came to bookbinding from a career as an editor/publisher in 1971 when she met and began studying with Hope G. Weil. Since 1973 she has worked as a designer bookbinder and book conservator at Stonehouse Bindery in Lambertville, NJ. She has lectured and taught at Mount Holyoke College, Princeton University, the New York Public Library, Anderson Ranch, the Princeton Public Library, and in the Princeton and Pennington, NJ school districts. Her design bindings are held in private and public collections including the New York Public Library, the Pierpont Morgan Library, Princeton University Graphic Arts Department, the University of Texas, and Southern Methodist University’s Bridwell Library. She has exhibited her work widely with the Guild and at Yale University Library, the Aspen Art Institute, the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Grolier. In 2003, she was awarded the Helen Ward DeGolyer Award for American Bookbinding, sponsored by Bridwell Library. Her writings on bookbinding have been published in magazines and she is the author of A Collectors Guide to Bookbinding, a volume explaining to collectors the niceties of bookbinding and restoration.