Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique, Volumes 1-2

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Courier Corporation, 1946 - Crafts & Hobbies - 684 pages
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Two volumes bound into one, this mammoth volume by one of the world's foremost practitioners is both an historical survey emphasizing decorated bindings and an eminently practical guide to hand bookbinding. The author examines many national styles and the work of Jean Grolier, Thomas Mahieu, Le Gascon, Samuel Mearne, and others. 93 plates, 242 figures.
 

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Contents

BOOKBINDING ITS BACKGROUND AND TECHNIQUE
3
THE BOOK OF THE MIDDLE AGES
14
RENAISSANCE AND MODERN TIMES
28
EARLY METHODS OF PRODUCTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF BOOKS
45
BOOKBINDING PRACTICES
59
NATIONAL STYLES OF BOOK DECORATION
79
MISCELLANEA
165
VOLUME TWO
245
FORWARDING
130
FORWARDING
146
FORWARDING
160
FORWARDING
175
FORWARDING
187
FORWARDING
229
FORWARDING
246
FORWARDING
258

CRAFTSMANSHIP
3
FLEXIBLE BINDING
24
GUARDING MENDING AND MOUNTING
36
FOLDING AND GATHERING
59
END PAPERS
67
FORWARDING
86
FORWARDING
104
SEWING
112
MISCELLANEA
272
MISCELLANEA
297
MATERIALS
310
FINISHING
321
FINISHING
340
LETTERING
361
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