The Bookbinder


Nancy Delaney brings over 15 years of study and experience to her work.  She apprenticed for five years in Winchester, VA and remained there for an additional five years.  Past projects include the new guest book at the Virginia State House  and the restoration of Clara Barton’s Diary for the U.S. Park Service.   One of the oldest book she has worked on was a 1598 Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer.  The majority of the books she works on are from the 18th and 19th centuries, but she is very comfortable working on both older and new modern books.  She received a B.A. in Art History from West Virginia University and a Masters in Library and Information Science.  She co-authored Index to Burials in Frederick County, Virginia
(Heritage Press, 2nd Edition, 2004).