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THE RESTORATION OF LEATHER BINDINGS. Bernard C. Middleton.
(Bookbinding).

THE RESTORATION OF LEATHER BINDINGS.

New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2011. small 4to. cloth, dust jacket. xvi, 309 pages + 8 color plate pages. Fourth edition, revised and expanded from the 1998 edition. A welcome new addition in this book is a full-color section for the identification of leather and marbled papers. From the author of A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique, this classic in the field of bookbinding is a practical guide to the restoration of leather... READ MORE

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Table of contents

Acknowledgments  vi
List of Illustrations  vii
Author's Notes to the Revised Edition  xi
Foreword to the Third Edition  xii
Preface to the First Edition  xiii
Parts of a Hand-Bound Book  xvi
1 Introduction  1
2 Definition of Terms  9
3 Workshop Tools, Equipment, and Materials  45
4 Cleaning the Bindings  75
5 Removing the Original Spine  77
6 Alternatives to Resewing  87
7 Resewing  100
8 Gluing Up, Rounding, and Backing  114
9 Headbanding  117
10 BackLining  124
11 Preparation of Boards for Rebacking  128
12 Rebacking  135
13 Repairing Inner Joints  149
14 Replacing the Original Spine  150
15 Repairing Caps and Outer. Joints Without Rebacking  155
16 Repairing Caoutchouc Bindings  165
17 Repairing Corners  170
18 Blending in New Endpapers  177
19 Straightening Warped Boards  183
20 Rebonding Old Pasteboards  185
21 Salvaging Old Sides  185
22 Staining, Ageing, Tooling, and Furbishing  188
23 Record of Repairs  204
24 The Rebinding of Antiquarian Books  205
25 Supplement to the Third Edition  243
Selected Reading  278
Identification Guide to Leather and Papers  291
* Color plate section begins after page  294
Index  295