BOOKBINDERS AT WORK: THEIR ROLES AND METHODS.
(Bookbinding). Foot, Mirjam M.
- London and New Castle: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2006.
- cloth, dust jacket.
- 171 pages.
- ISBN 9781584561682 / 1584561688 / Order Nr. 87274
- Price: $59.95 other currencies
First edition. The role of the bookbinder in the production of saleable books and the significance of the binding in all its details, both structural and decorative, have often been disregarded or marginalised by bibliographers. In this book, Dr. Mirjam Foot sets out to reverse the trend by establishing working binders, and their materials and tools as an essential part of the production cycle. She reveals the inadequacy of bibliographical descriptions that lack essential binding information.