Expert, illustrated guide to creating fine books by hand. Materials and equipment, basic procedures, rebinding an old book, more, plus 8 projects: ...Show synopsisExpert, illustrated guide to creating fine books by hand. Materials and equipment, basic procedures, rebinding an old book, more, plus 8 projects: dust jacket, folio, music binding, manuscript binding, 4 others.Hide synopsis
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Description:Very Good jacket. Very Good in Very Good unclipped dust jacket,...Very Good jacket. Very Good in Very Good unclipped dust jacket, tanning to dj due to age. Used, previous owner's book plate located at first blank page, tanning to page, NO markings in text. Pasadena's finest independent new and used bookstore.
Description:Fine in Very Good jacket. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Full...Fine in Very Good jacket. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Full red cloth with gilt letters on the spine. Bookbinding is an old artform that, along with most other kinds of hand crafting, is not frequently used anymore. This book offers an explanation for the beginning bookbinder and one who wants to learn to repair books. With over 255 illustrations by the author, this book offers step by step directions for bookbinding.
Description:Bookbinding. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 93 pages. With 255...Bookbinding. 4to. cloth, dust jacket. 93 pages. With 255 illustrations by the author. Reprint of the first edition. Jacket lamination coming off and is slightly age yellowed.
Description:Good in good dust jacket. 93 p. Includes illustrations. Hard...Good in good dust jacket. 93 p. Includes illustrations. Hard Cover Book: Good. Front board has bubbling. Dust Jacket: Good. Foxing, some chipping and tears on edges, price sticker on back. Text clean, unmarked, no creases. Tight binding. Black and White illustrations. Great reference. Hand Bookbinding contains thorough, step-by-step instruction in the sound, traditional methods of fine hand binding, with emphasis on careful workmanship and durability.
This author nails the basics. Wonderful detail in author-drawn figures. No leather, thus hollow backs only. Excellent treatment of rebinding and the making and sewing in of headbands - as opposed to just gluing in of premade ones. If you have basic woodworking skills, you can make all of the necessary tools and fixtures using his instructions. I think PVA adhesives were not in wide use for hand binding at this time - 1963 - but bookbinding suppliers can fix that.
Best book I could find on bookbinding. It contains very simple explanations and procedures that apply to the home hobbyist or anyone who is interested in bookbinding. Most tools and materials the author recommends come with instructions in the back of the book for actually making them, from things as simple as jigs and measurement tools to sewing frames. The organization of the book makes reading flow easily. The book first gives a historical introduction of bookbinding, then an overview of basic techniques, then a detailed procedure for making your first book, then provides a host of smaller projects that should keep anyone busy and interested in bookbinding for a good while; it also goes over book restorations. There's something in here for everyone and it teaches anyone the fundamentals and good practices that eveyone who is interested should know. There's nothing more satisfying than crafting and designing your own possessions, and this book is invaluable as a teaching and resource manual to do this.
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