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Bookbinding - The Classic Arts & Crafts Manual
Bookbinding - The Classic Arts & Crafts Manual

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By Douglas Cockerell (with illustrations by Noel Rooke)

Published by Dover Publications.

One of the principal texts of the Arts and Crafts movement in England, this classic work brought a resurgence of life and vigour to the ancient craft of binding books by hand. Its fame and usefulness has endured for more than a century, as evidenced by the many contemporary bookbinders and libraries who consider it to be the clearest and most valuable exposition of the technique of hand bookbinding in English.

The text covers concisely virtually every aspect of the craft-from folding and collating pages, trimming and gilding edges, and culling and attaching boards, to preparing covers, mitring corners, designing and inlaying on leather, and pasting down end papers. More than twenty informative text diagrams and eight plates, as well as a glossary and an index complete this important manual.

A "must-have" for craftspeople, libraries, and book preservationists, the volume remains one of the most valuable manuals available on the technique of hand binding.

Unabridged Dover (2005) republication of Bookbinding, and the Care of Books: A Handbook for Amateurs, Bookbinders & Librarians as originally published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1901. 120 figures.
8 halftones. 352pp. 5% x 8. Paperbound.

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