Rivieré, Robert ( 1808-1882 )
An English bookbinder of French descent.
Rivieré was an accomplished craftsman and
excelled in imitating the best historical styles
with a fidelity and technique that have not often
been surpassed. His craftsmanship is evidence by
the fact that he restored and rebound the Domesday
Rivieré established himself at Bath in
1829, relocated in London in 1840, and died in
His grandson, Percival Calkin, became a partner in
1881, and thereafter the firm was known as
Rivieré and Son, until it closed in 1939.
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