Bookbinding: A Step-by-Step Guide

Bookbinding: A Step-by-Step Guide

Kathy Abbott

For novices or skilled bookbinders, antiquarian bookshops or conservation binders—detailed steps for practicing an age-old craft steeped in attractiveness and tradition

Appropriate for a newbie or for a longtime bookbinder wishing to refresh their reminiscence, this functional advisor introduces the concepts of hand-binding a publication with step by step directions and pictures. The craft of bookbinding has a protracted background and culture and is now having fun with a interval of renewed reputation and creativity. the following, remodeling a couple of sheets of paper and a few thread right into a ebook to be pleased with is made available. For the more matured craftsperson, it additionally covers tips on how to paintings with leather-based to create vintage, specialist bindings. themes lined comprise single-section bindings, equivalent to paperback or hardcover; multisection bindings, reminiscent of full-cloth case, photo album, quarter-leather binding with paper or cloth-covered facets, or wrap-around constitution; and boxes, reminiscent of a section field, slipcase, or portfolio case.

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