Bookbinding and Conservation by Hand : A Working Guide

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This book is designed as a working guide in the field of hand bookbinding and book conservation. It is intended as a practical manual for teachers and their students; as an instruction guide to be followed by the beginner attempting to learn binding on his or her own; and as a ready reference for experienced binders, book collectors, book dealers, and librarians. Hand bookbinding in the United States has been influenced primarily by the English, French, and German schools of binding. The techniques described in ...
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New Castle 1996 Softcover Reprint Edition. 288 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. BOOKS ON BOOKS. Designed as a working guide in the field of hand bookbinding and book ... conservation. It is intended as a practical manual for teachers and their students; as an instruction guide to be followed by the beginner attempting to learn binding on his or her own; and as a ready reference for experienced binders, book collectors, book dealers, and librarians. Hand bookbinding in the United States has been influenced primarily by the English, French, and German schools of binding. The techniques described in this volume follow in principle the German school and, to the best of the author's knowledge, this is the first book in which these binding practices have appeared in English. German techniques move in a logical sequence and can be executed efficiently. The heart of this working guide is the three chapters dealing with techniques and the chapter on conservation. "Basic Techniques" details the fundamental skills that Read more Show Less

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This book is designed as a working guide in the field of hand bookbinding and book conservation. It is intended as a practical manual for teachers and their students; as an instruction guide to be followed by the beginner attempting to learn binding on his or her own; and as a ready reference for experienced binders, book collectors, book dealers, and librarians. Hand bookbinding in the United States has been influenced primarily by the English, French, and German schools of binding. The techniques described in this volume follow in principle the German school and, to the best of the author's knowledge, this is the first book in which these binding practices have appeared in English. German techniques move in a logical sequence and can be executed efficiently.
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A revised edition of the practical guide to hand bookbinding and conservation written for teachers and students. Provides instructions for the beginner and the experienced binder. The German techniques described are the first to appear in English, and detail the fundamental to the specific in design, repair, working with leather, tooling, and dying materials. Instructions include lists of materials, and illustrations. The appendices highlight supply sources and recipes for pastes and dressings. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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  • ISBN-13: 9781884718113
  • Publisher: Oak Knoll Press DE
  • Publication date: 12/28/1995
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 273
  • Product dimensions: 7.17 (w) x 10.06 (h) x 0.93 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction
1 The Makeup of the Book 1
2 Bindings and Book Design 5
3 Equipping a Workshop 11
4 Materials and Their Use 23
5 Basic Techniques 37
6 General Techniques 46
7 Specific Techniques 102
8 Finishing 160
9 Other Binding Styles 202
10 Protective Cases 215
11 Conservation Work 237
Appendix 253
Bibliography 259
Index 263
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2008

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    This is a good resource book. There are very few pictures and illustrations so it would not be the best for those who are more visually oriented. The information contained in the book is excellent and worth the read if this is an area of one's interest.

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