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Bookbinding: The Classic Arts and Crafts Manual

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One of the principal texts of the Arts and Crafts movement in England, this classic work brought a resurgence of life and vigor to the ancient craft of binding books by hand. Its fame and usefulness has endured for more than a century, as evidenced by the many contemporary bookbinders and libraries who consider it to be the clearest and most valuable exposition of the technique of hand bookbinding in English.

The text concisely covering virtually every aspect of the craftand#151;from folding and collating pages, trimming and gilding edges, and cutting and attaching boards to preparing covers, mitring corners, designing and inlaying on leather, pasting down end papers, and creating clasps and ties. More than 20 informative text diagrams and eight plates, as well as a glossary and an index complete this important manual.

A "must-have" for craftspeople, libraries, and book preservationists, the volume remains one of the most valuable manuals available on the technique of hand binding.

Synopsis:

Considered by many bookbinders and librarians to be the clearest and most valuable exposition of hand bookbinding in English, this volume concisely covers virtually every aspect of the craft--from folding and collating pages, trimming and gilding edges and cutting and attaching boards to preparing covers, designing and inlaying on leather, and creating clasps and ties. A "must-have" for craftspeople, libraries, and book preservationists. 120 figures. 8 halftones.

Synopsis:

Considered by many bookbinders and librarians to be the clearest and most valuable exposition of hand bookbinding in English, this volume concisely covers virtually every aspect of the craft — from folding and collating pages, trimming and gilding edges, to preparing covers, designing and inlaying on leather, and creating clasps and ties.

Table of Contents

Part I Binding

and#160; Editor's Preface

and#160; Author's Note

and#160; Chapter I Introduction

and#160; Chapter II Entering; Books in Sheets; Folding; Collating; Pulling to Pieces; Refolding; Knocking out Joints

and#160; Chapter III Guarding; Throwing Out; Paring Paper; Soaking off India Proofs; Mounting very Thin Paper; Splitting Paper; Inlaying; Flattening Vellum

and#160; Chapter IV Sizing; Washing; Mending

and#160; Chapter V End Papers; Leather Joints; Pressing

and#160; Chapter VI Trimming Edges before Sewing; Edge Gilding

and#160; Chapter VII Making up; Sewing; materials for Sewing

and#160; Chapter VIII Fraying out Slips; Glueing up; Rounding and Backing

and#160; Chapter IX Cutting and Attaching Boards; Cleaning off Back; Pressing

and#160; Chapter X Cutting in Boards; Gilding and Colouring Edges

and#160; Chapter XI Headbanding

and#160; Chapter XII Preparing for Covering; Paring Leather; Covering; Mitring Corners; Filling-in Boards

and#160; Chapter XIII Library Binding; Binding very Thin Books; Scrap-Books; Binding in Vellum; Books covered with Embroidery

and#160; Chapter XIV Decoration; Tools; Finishing; Tooling on Vellum; Inlaying on Leather

and#160; Chapter XV Lettering; Blind Tooling; Heraldic Ornament

and#160; Chapter XVI Designing for Gold-Tooled Decoration

and#160; Chapter XVII Pasting down End Papers; Opening Books

and#160; Chapter XVIII Clasps and Ties; Metal on Bindings

and#160; Chapter XIX Leather

and#160; Chapter XX Paper; Pastes; Glue

Part II Care of Books When Bound

and#160; Chapter XXI Injurious Influences to which Books are Subjected

and#160; Chapter XXII To Preserve Old Bindings; Re-backing

Specifications

Glossary

Reproductions of Bindings (Eight Collotypes)

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486440392
Author:
Rooke, Noel
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Illustrator:
Rooke, Noel
Author:
Rooke, Noel
Subject:
Books
Subject:
Bookbinding
Subject:
Book Printing & Binding
Subject:
Books -- Conservation and restoration.
Subject:
bookbinding manual
Subject:
Douglas Cockerell
Subject:
Dover
Subject:
Crafts-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20050731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
120 figs, 8 hts, 1 line, chart
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
8 x 5.38 in 0.81 lb

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Considered by many bookbinders and librarians to be the clearest and most valuable exposition of hand bookbinding in English, this volume concisely covers virtually every aspect of the craft--from folding and collating pages, trimming and gilding edges and cutting and attaching boards to preparing covers, designing and inlaying on leather, and creating clasps and ties. A "must-have" for craftspeople, libraries, and book preservationists. 120 figures. 8 halftones.

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Considered by many bookbinders and librarians to be the clearest and most valuable exposition of hand bookbinding in English, this volume concisely covers virtually every aspect of the craft — from folding and collating pages, trimming and gilding edges, to preparing covers, designing and inlaying on leather, and creating clasps and ties.
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