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The Art of Bookbinding - The Classic Victorian Handbook
The Art of Bookbinding - The Classic Victorian Handbook


 
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By Joseph W. Zaehnsdorf

Published by Dover Publications.

Hobbyists can learn the art of bookbinding from a renowned Victorian master on a classic that offers expert, easy-to-follow advice on every stage of the craft.  The author, whose custom bookbinding has been revered since the nineteenth century, offers step-by-step instructions on every stage of the process: from folding the leaves and sewing them into signatures to gluing, gilding edges, covering, and finishing.  Over 117 woodcuts and lithographs from the original edition illustrate tools and equipment, as well as examples of exquisite binding inlays.

A rare study of a centuries-old art form, 'The Art of Bookbinding' preserves a precious legacy for binders, book art enthusiasts, and collectors.  Among the most respected references available on the technique of professional bookbinding, its contents capture the essence of superior book production and invoke a renewed appreciation for lasing, quality-made tomes.

Unabridged republication of the revised and enlarged second edition of the work originally published in 1980 by George Bell & Sons, Ltd.  224pp 5.5" x 8.5" - paperbound.

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4 of 5 August 27, 2019
Reviewer: Mr Ian Stage from Galashiels, BORDERS United Kingdom  
OK book written by someone who knows the subject and tends to gloss-over some details assuming the reader knows some basic steps.

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