THE HAND BOOKBINDING TRADITION IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.

THE HAND BOOKBINDING TRADITION IN THE SAN FRANCISCO BAY AREA.

(Bookbinding).
  • (San Francisco: University of California, Berkeley, 1982).
  • 4to
  • cloth
  • 194 pages

Price: $90.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 107061

Scarce book on bindings by this noted author and binder. A fine copy. The book is an oral history transcript of tape recorded interviews with 5 Bay Area fine bookbinders: Lee Wollenberg, Stell Patri, Duncan Olmstead, Stephan Gale Herrick, and Barbara Fallon Hiller. Each interview was held question-and-answer style and these preeminent bookbinders expounded on their training, teachers and mentors; careers as binders and restorers; the art and the craft; how each brings out the best in a book through binding; and their opinions of other bookbinders. These people spoke freely and frankly about their work and the craft. Being unedited, the text is chatty, immediate, and quite personal. Although binding methods are discussed, none of it is a how-to about bookbinding. Introduction by Deborah M. Evetts, Book Conservator, The Pierpont Morgan Library. The interviews were conducted in 1980-1981 by Ruth Teiser and Catherine Harroun for the Regional Oral History Office of the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley, Calif. Additional material 1980-1982. This book is the University of California's printed reproduction of the typewritten transcript in Courier font, in a thermal binding.From the private reference library of Dorothy Sloan with a commemorative bookplate loosely inserted.