Bookbinding & Conservation by Hand: A Working Guide
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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EQUIPPING A WORKSHOP
Gluing and Pasting Equipment
Hinging of Plates
Tight Back and German
OTHER BINDING STYLES
Chemise and Wrapper
acid-free paper adhesive apply mixture attached binder's board board papers bonefolder book cloth bristol board C-clamps Chapter clean color cords covering material described earlier desired endleaves endsheet sections FIGURE finishing press firmly flat flyleaves fore edge strip gauge German tube glair glue glued gold grain direction hand bookbinding head and tail head to tail headbands hinge holes impression inch 1.2 cm inside Japanese tissue joint kettle stitch knife leather length mark Materials Needed moisten onlay pallet paring pattern piece of bristol plates pressboards pressure protection sheets pull pulpboard raised bands remove right-angle corner sand sewing sewn signature skin slightly smooth space spine area spine edge spine strip square stamping board stamping press straightedge strip of paper surface surplus tapes techniques thickness thin thread tight back tissue turn vellum wastepaper wax paper weight wheat paste