Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction
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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align back edge backbone board beeswax bench bevels binding blank board bookbinding brush bulk carpenter's square clean cloth clean rubbing sheet cloth back clothespin colors cord corner marks cover paper covering material crease Cut a piece Discard the soiled draw the thread dry overnight endsheet flaps flat folder folding needle folding stick fore edges front cover head and foot headband heavy weights hinge hold hole inch jacket kettlestitch knot kraft paper measuring movable type mull and tapes paint thinner Paste and attach pencil marks perfect binding Pick piercing board sandpaper scored and folded scratch awl sewing frame sewn signatures sharp knife sheet of cardboard sheet of wastepaper sheets of waxed signa silicon carbide slide Slightly round slipcase smooth snug steel ruler thickness thin tight top edge trim try square tures turn the book turnovers twill tape waxed paper inside weights to dry width wooden