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A HISTORY OF ENGLISH CRAFT BOOKBINDING TECHNIQUE. Bernard C. Middleton.
(Bookbinding).

A HISTORY OF ENGLISH CRAFT BOOKBINDING TECHNIQUE.

Foreword by Howard M. Nixon.
New Castle and London: Oak Knoll Press & The British Library, 1996 (but 2008). 5.75 x 9 inches. hardcover, dust jacket. 386 pages followed by 14 plates. Foreword by Howard M. Nixon. Fourth edition. This is a classic reference work about decorative and commercial English bookbinding techniques written by one of the foremost experts on bookbinding. Each chapter covers various aspects of bookbinding techniques as well as historical information. Each of the chapters describes the... READ MORE

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                             CONTENTS

     Author's Note..........................................vi
     Foreword..............................................vii
     Preface.................................................x
     Introduction..........................................xiv

   I MATERIAL OF LEAVES AND FOLDING..........................1
  II BEATINGANDPRESSING......................................7
 III SEWING..................................................9
  IV ENDPAPERS..............................................33
   V GLUING THE SPINE.......................................54
  VI ROUNDINGANDBACKING.....................................59
 VII BOARDS AN;D THEIR ATTACHMENT...........................62
VIII EDGE-TRIMMING AND DECORATION...........................80
  IX HEADBANDS.............................................102
   X BACK LININGS..........................................109
  XI COVERING..............................................117
 XII FINISHING.............................................165
XIII SIDING AND PASTING DOWN...............................202
 XIV BOOK REPAIRS AND RESTORATION..........................206
  XV EQUIPMENT.............................................215

     APPENDICES 250
       I The London Bookbinding Trade c..1800..............250
      II Working Conditions and Hours......................258
     III The Growth of Fine and Wholesale Binderies........263
      IV Specialization in Book-Edge Gilding...............269
       V The Arts and Crafts Movement and its Influence
           on Bookbinding Methods and Styles...............271
      VI Investigation into the Causes and Prevention of
           Leather Decay ..................................276

     SUMMARY...............................................280
     SUPPLEMENT............................................299
     INDEX.................................................361
     PLATES .......................................end of book