Bookbinding: A Step-by-Step Guide

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For beginners or experienced bookbinders, antiquarian bookshops or conservation binders?detailed steps for practicing an age-old craft steeped in beauty and tradition 

Appropriate for a beginner or for an established bookbinder wishing to refresh their memory, this practical guide introduces the techniques of hand-binding a book with step-by-step instructions and photographs. The craft of bookbinding has a long history and tradition and is now enjoying a period of...

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Overview

For beginners or experienced bookbinders, antiquarian bookshops or conservation binders—detailed steps for practicing an age-old craft steeped in beauty and tradition 

Appropriate for a beginner or for an established bookbinder wishing to refresh their memory, this practical guide introduces the techniques of hand-binding a book with step-by-step instructions and photographs. The craft of bookbinding has a long history and tradition and is now enjoying a period of renewed popularity and creativity. Here, transforming a few sheets of paper and some thread into a book to be proud of is made accessible. For the more experienced craftsperson, it also covers how to work with leather to create classic, professional bindings. Topics covered include single-section bindings, such as paperback or hardcover; multisection bindings, such as full-cloth case, photograph album, quarter-leather binding with paper or cloth-covered sides, or wrap-around structure; and containers, such as a phase box, slipcase, or portfolio case.

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Bookbinding can be a satisfying hobby for those willing to set up a workshop with the required equipment. Abbott, a professional bookbinder in London, demonstrates projects ranging from simple, one-fold paperbacks to quarter leather bindings and cloth-covered slipcases. Instructions are basic and intended for beginners as well as experienced binders. A good addition to paper crafts and scrapbooking collections.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847971531
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 7/9/2010
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 892,486
  • Product dimensions: 8.70 (w) x 10.30 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Abbott has been a bookbinder for more than 20 years. Also a book conservator, her work is held in private and public collections, including the British Library.

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