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Hand bookbinding, a manual of instruction: a manual of instruction

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Before the advent of modern mass-production methods, books were bound by hand to remarkably high standards of quality. Beautiful and durable, they appealed to book lovers who appreciated not only a book's content but also the quality and craftsmanship of its binding. Unfortunately, the introduction of machine-binding methods, while making books widely available at reasonable prices, also largely curtailed the art and craft of making fine books by hand. This expert guide offers a solution. In its pages, craftspeople can learn the traditional methods of bookbinding and produce high-quality hand-bound books themselves. Thorough, detailed instructions, with over 270 helpful illustrations by the author, cover materials, tools, and equipment (including making your own); fundamental procedures and technical methods; rebinding an old book; making a slipcase, and other essentials. Also included are well-illustrated, step-by-step directions for eight binding projects: dust jacket; blank book, single signature; folio; blank book, four signatures; manuscript binding; music binding; and two more. Clearly written and easy to follow, this manual will be indispensable to those wishing to create high-quality handcrafted bindings themselves; it will also serve as a valuable reference for students and professionals in publishing and its allied trades.

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Full title hand bookbinding a manual of instruction
Author watson aldren auld
Grouping Category book
Last Update 2018-05-02 04:21:37AM
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subject_facet Bookbinding, Bookbinding -- Handbooks, manuals, etc, Electronic books, Handicraft -- Handbooks, manuals, etc
title_display Hand bookbinding, a manual of instruction
title_full Hand bookbinding : a manual of instruction / by Aldren A. Watson ; with illustrations by the author, Hand bookbinding, a manual of instruction / by Aldren A. Watson ; illustrations by the author, Hand bookbinding, a manual of instruction [electronic resource] Watson, Aldren Auld, 1917-2013.
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