Gosden, Thomas ( 1780-1840 )
An English bookbinder, book collector, bookseller,
and publisher, known as the "sporting binder,"
because most of his bindings were of books devoted
to sports. The peculiarity of his style and the
reason he is remembered is that he used tools cut
in the forms of fish, reels, rods, baskets, and
sportsmen. (50 , 339 )