ABC of Leather Bookbinding: An Illustrated Manual on Traditional Bookbinding
The author, Edward R. Lhotka, shares the leather bookbinding techniques he learned and perfected during his forty-eight years at the R.R. Donnelley and Sons Company's "Extra Bindery" in Chicago. For twelve of these years (1924-1935) Lhotka was an apprentice and journeyman under the tutelage of the master bookbinder, Alfred de Sauty.
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