Papers on Bookbinding

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University of Michigan, 1922 - Bookbinding - 70 pages
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Page 5 - Books from which either title-page, leaves or pictures are missing must not be bound, except by special instruction. 4 In pasting in leaves or pictures the paste should not be tipped on with the finger, but with the brush on the pasting board, and with a piece of waste paper over the leaf or picture the required distance from the edge to be pasted, so that the paste is deposited evenly in a straight line. 5 After the leaves and pictures have been pasted in, the books should be placed in the press...
Page 7 - ... thicker or larger volumes No. 20 or heavier. 15. The tapes must be passed through slits in the boards, cut the size of the tape, from the inside to the outside, and securely glued down on both sides and well hammered. 16. The book should then be pressed with tins between boards and book. 17. The backs of books should then be washed with thin paste and allowed to stand for a few minutes to permit the glue to soften, then rubbed off carefully and allowed to dry. 18. All books to have loose spring...
Page 8 - In gilding, the leather is to be moistened with vinegar, then penciled with glaire, and when dry rubbed off with a piece of oiled cottonwool. Cloth binding 25 The whole book to be covered with silk-grained diagonal English cloth fastened with glue. Plain waste papers, calico headbands, open spring back without raised bands, gilding or lettering. 26 When thoroughly dry, books must be pressed again. Roan binding 27 On work and trimmings same as cloth work, except that the back and corners are not to...
Page 6 - The first and last sections and the waste papers should be overcast with muslin, and each section be sewed "all along" with the best Marshall thread. The beginning of the thread must be carefully secured, and as each thread is terminated, it must be securely and neatly joined to another, and the ends cut off. 8. The back of the book must not be cut off for whip-stitching except when the book is worn too much to be sewed in the regular way, and in such case the consent of the librarian must be obtained....
Page 5 - LIBRARY. 1. In pulling books apart care should be taken not to injure the backs. 2. Each book must be carefully collated, all single leaves and pictures securely pasted in, and all torn pages should be thoroughly repaired with onion paper. 3. Books from which either title-page, leaves, or pictures are missing must not be bound, except by special instructions. 4. In pasting in leaves or pictures the paste should not be tipped on with the finger, but with the brush on the pasting board, and with a...
Page 6 - ... as each thread is terminated it must be securely and neatly joined to another and the ends cut off. 8 The back of the book must not be cut off for whipstitching, except when the book is worn too much to be sewed in the regular way, and in such case the consent of the librarian must be obtained. 9 Each section should be opened up to the back in order that all the leaves be caught in sewing. 10 Each volume should be provided with two waste papers. 11 Not more of the margin of the book should be...
Page 7 - Morocco binding 20 Books to have from four to five raised bands according to size. 21 Use for backs and corners genuine morocco of the color ordered; thin skins to be used for small work to avoid clumsiness and heavier skins for large books. The leather must be carefully pared round the edges so as to leave no raised joints when pasted down. 22 The sides must be covered with the best Gustav marble paper, which must be glued to the boards. 23 All books bound in this style to have silk headbands, comb...
Page 6 - TRIMMING. 11. Not more of the margin of the book should be trimmed off than the rough -dirty edge, leaving the book as large as possible. Books with narrow margins should be trimmed on top only, and if the top margin is too narrow it should not be trimmed at all. 12. In glueing, the glue should not be too thick, but very hot, and must be well rubbed in between the sections. 13. The back should be rounded when the glue is cool, but before it is hard. 14. The boards are to be Davey's tar boards, and...
Page 7 - No. 25 should be used ; for thicker or larger volumes No. 20 or heavier. 15. The tapes must be passed through slits in the boards, cut the size of the tape, from the inside to the outside, and securely glued down on both sides and well hammered. 16. The book should then be pressed with tins between boards and book. 17. The backs of books should then be washed with thin paste and allowed to stand for a few minutes to permit the glue to soften, then rubbed off carefully and allowed to dry. 18. All...
Page 38 - St. Martin in the Fields. Mr. Payne also paid the cost of engraving a plate showing the binder in his room at work, surrounded with books lying on the floor, his glue pot on the fire, and valuable volumes by the side of old shoes and bread and cheese on a shelf.

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