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The practical guide to craft bookbinding 1 edition

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Indispensable to teachers and students working on their own or attending classes.Consists of two parts: Part 1: General instructions on the processes of endpapers, sewing, leather paring. Advice on setting up a workroom, list of tools, equipment and materials. Part 2: Series of projects to enable students to progress from a single-section pamphlet bound in cloth to a library-style binding in leather tooled with gold leaf.
Both sections have clear diagrams, specially drawn by the author.In the back of the book is a glossary, lists of suppliers and schools of bookbinding.

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The practical guide to craft bookbinding
With 128 illustrations
Arthur W. Johnson.

Published 1985 by Thames and Hudson in London .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6
1 Work space, tools and equipment 8
2 Materials 13
3 The make-up of a book 23
4 Design and decoration 26
Working Procedures
5 Endpapers 30
6 Repairs 33
7 Sewing techniques 34
8 Edge trimming 40
9 Rounding and backing 43
10 Tight and hollow backs 45
11 Headbanding 47
12 Leather paring 49
Finishing 52
1 Single-section (16-page) pamphlet binding, cut flush 59
2 Single-section (16-page) pamphlet binding, cut flush, turned in all round 61
3 Single-section (32-page) pamphlet binding, with squares 62
4 Multi-section address book, with an index cut and lettered 65
5 Multi-section whole cloth case binding, with a hard back 67
6 Library-style binding in whole buckram 70
7 Library-style binding in half morocco 73
8 Limp binding in whole morocco or rexine 76
9 Loose-leaf photograph album in whole cloth 79
10 Enclosed slip case 80
1a Initials tooled with gold foil on cloth 82
2a Initials and decoration tooled with gold foil on cloth 82
3a Title tooled with gold foil on cloth or paper 82
4a Title tooled with gold foil on cloth (cover) and on paper, leather or linen (index tabs) 82
5a Long title tooled with gold foil on cloth, with border 83
6a Title and border tooled with gold leaf on a leather label 85
7a Convential library style: title and catalguing information tooled on leather with gold leaf 85
Personally designed bindings 86
Glossary 88
Schools and societies 93
Suppliers 94
Further reading 96

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 96.

Copyright Date


Dewey Decimal Class
Library of Congress
Z266 .J59 1985

The Physical Object

96 p. :
Number of pages
10 x 7 x .4 inches

ID Numbers

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Internet Archive
LC Control Number
Library Thing

History Created December 10, 2009 · 7 revisions Download catalog record: RDF / JSON

July 22, 2017 Edited by Mek adding subject: In library
May 18, 2012 Edited by EdwardBot update for books with wrong subjects
October 25, 2011 Edited by ImportBot import new book
April 18, 2011 Edited by Keith Kloosterman Description of book,cover image
December 10, 2009 Created by WorkBot add works page