Bookbinding & Conservation by Hand: A Working Guide

Front Cover
Oak Knoll Press, 1995 - Crafts & Hobbies - 273 pages
1 Review
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.
  

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Contents

What Is a Rare Book?
4
EQUIPPING A WORKSHOP
11
Gluing and Pasting Equipment
18
Leather
24
Paper
30
BASIC TECHNIQUES
37
GENERAL TECHNIQUES
46
Hinging of Plates
55
Bradel Binding
134
Tight Back and German
140
FINISHING
160
Tooling Materials
168
OTHER BINDING STYLES
202
OneSignature Book
209
10
215
Chemise and Wrapper
225

Wormholes
61
Removing Water
67
Treatment of Edges
78
Attaching Endsheets
96
SPECIFIC TECHNIQUES
102
Cutting and Attaching Tapes
114
11
237
Cloth Bindings
247
APPENDIX
253
BIBLIOGRAPHY
259
Copyright

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

Bibliographic information