Fine Bookbinding: A Technical Guide

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British Library, 2009 - Bookbinding - 215 pages
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"A complete guide to the process of fine bookbinding, intended for both novice and experienced bookmakers. Guides the user in creating a fine binding fully covered in leather, with leather-jointed endpapers, gilt edges, and leather doublures. Includes close to 300 black-and-white illustrations, four appendices, bibliography and index"--Provided by publisher.

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User Review  - msprint - LibraryThing

This book is a valuable addition to any bookbinder's library. It ensures that no step is hit and miss, every step is clearly set out with a separate discussion on technique. The black and white ... Read full review

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User Review  - usagi - LibraryThing

A thorough and lovely book about how to approach fine binding. Awesome and intimidating at the same time. Not for the beginner, but if you've got a few classes and constructing a couple dozen books ... Read full review


Make an exact size paper template for the covering leather and nearexact templates 5mm all round for the doublures
Prepare the book boards for setting the slips tapes

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