Restoration of Leather Bindings

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"This celebrated book is a classic on the fine art and craft of restoring leather bookbinding. Middleton is one of Britain's pre-eminent practitioners and scholars on the subject. He writes with the rare insight of long practice and hard-won authority. Nowhere else can a student of this craft find clearer or more detailed explanations of the restorer's lore and science." "This is Middleton's fourth revised and expanded edition. This edition features a new, full-colour, identifying guide for leather and papers most likely found in bookbinding. The ...
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New Castle / The British Library, London 2003 Hardcover New Fourth Edition. 326 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. BOOKS ON BOOKS. A welcome new addition in this ... book is a full-color section for the identification of leather and marbled papers. This classic in the field of bookbinding is a practical guide to the restoration of leather bindings. Revised and expanded, this work reflects advances in techniques and materials, and contains current information on suppliers and related publications. The book has chapters concerning definition of terms, tools and materials, cleaning, removing the spine, resewing and alternatives; gluing, rounding and backing; headbanding, back lining, preparation of boards, rebacking, replacing the spine, repairing caps and outer joints, repairing caoutchoue bindings, repairing corners, blending new endpapers, straightening warped boards, rebinding pasteboards, salvaging old sides; staining, aging, tooling and refurbishing, recording repairs, and a section of selec Read more Show Less

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"This celebrated book is a classic on the fine art and craft of restoring leather bookbinding. Middleton is one of Britain's pre-eminent practitioners and scholars on the subject. He writes with the rare insight of long practice and hard-won authority. Nowhere else can a student of this craft find clearer or more detailed explanations of the restorer's lore and science." "This is Middleton's fourth revised and expanded edition. This edition features a new, full-colour, identifying guide for leather and papers most likely found in bookbinding. The section on suppliers has been completely updated along with a comprehensive index." This definitive work belongs on the shelf of every bibliophile, librarian, conservator, book restorer, and binder interested in this unique art form.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781584561194
  • Publisher: Oak Knoll Press DE
  • Publication date: 1/28/2004
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 307
  • Product dimensions: 8.86 (w) x 11.28 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
List of Illustrations
Author's Notes to the Revised Edition
Foreword to the Third Edition
Preface to the First Edition
Parts of a Hand-Bound Book
1 Introduction 1
2 Definition of Terms 9
3 Workshop Tools, Equipment, and Materials 45
4 Cleaning the Bindings 75
5 Removing the Original Spine 77
6 Alternatives to Resewing 87
7 Resewing 100
8 Gluing Up, Rounding, and Backing 114
9 Headbanding 117
10 Back Lining 124
11 Preparation of Boards for Rebacking 128
12 Rebacking 135
13 Repairing Inner Joints 149
14 Replacing the Original Spine 150
15 Repairing Caps and Outer Joints Without Rebacking 155
16 Repairing Caoutchouc Bindings 165
17 Repairing Corners 170
18 Blending in New Endpapers 177
19 Straightening Warped Boards 183
20 Rebonding Old Pasteboards 185
21 Salvaging Old Sides 185
22 Staining, Ageing, Tooling, and Furbishing 188
23 Record of Repairs 204
24 The Rebinding of Antiquarian Books 205
25 Supplement to the Third Edition 243
Selected Reading 278
Identification Guide to Leather and Papers 291
Index 295
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