SUAVE MECHANICALS: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, VOLUME 1. Julia Miller.
SUAVE MECHANICALS: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, VOLUME 1
SUAVE MECHANICALS: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, VOLUME 1
SUAVE MECHANICALS: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, VOLUME 1
SUAVE MECHANICALS: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, VOLUME 1
SUAVE MECHANICALS: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, VOLUME 1
SUAVE MECHANICALS: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, VOLUME 1
SUAVE MECHANICALS: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, VOLUME 1
SUAVE MECHANICALS: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, VOLUME 1
SUAVE MECHANICALS: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, VOLUME 1

SUAVE MECHANICALS: ESSAYS ON THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING, VOLUME 1.

(Bookbinding).
  • Ann Arbor: Legacy Press, 2013.
  • large 8vo
  • cloth, dust jacket
  • 534 pages
  • ISBN: 9780979797453

Price: $85.00  other currencies

Order Nr. 116163

Nine authors writing on nine topics. This collection of essays, published as the first volume of a series of studies on the history of bookbinding, sets a high standard for interesting and groundbreaking scholarship in the history of the book. Fully illustrated in color, with additional images on accompanying DVD. The essays included are:

Evyn Kropf - Historical Repair, Recycling, and Recovering Phenomena in the Islamic Bindings of the University of Michigan Library: Exploring the Codicological Evidence

Sylvie L. Merian - Protection against the Evil Eye? Votive Offerings on Armenian Manuscript Bindings

Consuela G. Metzger - Colonial Blankbooks in the Winterthur Library

Robert J. Milevski - A Primer on Signed Bindings

Julia Miller - Not Just Another Beautiful Book: A Typology of American Scaleboard Bindings

Jeffrey S. Peachey - Beating, Rolling, and Pressing: The Compression of Signatures in Bookbinding Prior to Sewing

Martha E. Romero - European Influence in the Binding of Mexican Printed Books of the Sixteenth Century

Jennifer W. Rosner - Papier-Mâché Bindings: "Shining in Black and Gorgeous with Peal and Gold"

John Townsend - The 1715 Mohawk Prayer Book: A Study of Six Copies in Colonial American Scaleboard Bindings.