Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction

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Courier Dover Publications, 1996 - Crafts & Hobbies - 160 pages
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Expert guide to creating fine books by hand. Thorough, detailed instructions, with over 270 helpful illustrations, cover materials, tools and equipment, making a slipcase, rebinding an old book, and more. Also includes 8 specific projects: dust jacket; blank book, single signature; folio; manuscript binding; music binding, and 3 others. Introduction.
  

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User Review  - Vesa - Goodreads

This is a very nice book for a person starting to learn bookbinding. Read full review

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User Review  - Katy - Goodreads

It seems a little weird to give any kind of star rating to this sober manual that aims to educate the reader about a precise craft. It is brief, which may be its only flaw. Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
9
Materials Tools and Equipment
17
Fundamental Procedures
23
Technical Methods
31
Binding Projects
65
DUST JACKET
67
BLANK BOOK SINGLE SIGNATURES
73
FOLIO
78
Tearing apart
105
Knocking out the groove
106
Marking up for sewing
107
Rounding
109
Backing
110
Making a hollow back
111
Split Cover Boards
115
Headbanding
119

BLANK BOOK FOUR SIGNATURES
81
BLANK BOOK SCRAPBOOK
87
MANUSCRIPT BINDING
89
SQUARE BACK CASE
93
MUSIC BINDING
97
Rebinding an Old Book
103
Making a Slipcase
127
Boxing a Set of Books
135
Designing Labels
141
Making Tools and Equipment
147
Index
159
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