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BOOKBINDING & CONSERVATION BY HAND; A WORKING GUIDE by  Laura S Young - 1995 - from Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press (SKU: 42515)

BOOKBINDING & CONSERVATION BY HAND; A WORKING GUIDE

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BOOKBINDING & CONSERVATION BY HAND; A WORKING GUIDE

by Young, Laura S

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New Castle: Oak Knoll Books, 1995. stiff paper wrappers. Bookbinding. 8vo. stiff paper wrappers. xiv, 273 pages. Second edition. This book is designed as a working guide in the field of hand bookbinding and book conservation. It is intended as a practical manual for teachers and their students; as an instruction guide to be followed by the beginner attempting to learn binding on his or her own; and as a ready reference for experienced binders, book collectors, book dealers, and librarians. Hand bookbinding in the United States has been influenced primarily by the English, French, and German schools of binding. The techniques described in this volume follow in principle the German school and, to the best of the author's knowledge, this is the first book in which these binding practices have appeared in English. German techniques move in a logical sequence and can be executed efficiently. The heart of this working guide is the three chapters dealing with techniques and the chapter on conservation. "Basic Techniques" details the fundamental skills that are applicable to all hand bookbinding. "General Techniques" includes those practices that, with minor variations, cover the early stages in all types of bindings. "Specific Techniques" describes the steps primarily used in producing a specific type of hand binding. The basic principles of conservation work cover one of the more important areas in the field of hand bookbinding today. All instructions throughout this book have been tested at the bench by at least one person, in addition to the author, for clarity and completeness. Where feasible, a list of materials needed precedes the step-by-step instructions for a given section or techniques. These lists will allow the binder to gather together all materials and equipment to be used before beginning work on any phase of the project. Originally published in 1981, Oak Knoll's edition has a revised bibliography and a new list of supply sources.

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Title
BOOKBINDING & CONSERVATION BY HAND; A WORKING GUIDE
Author
Young, Laura S
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Bookbinding
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Stiff paper wrappers
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Publisher
Oak Knoll Books
Place of Publication
New Castle
Date published
1995

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About Oak Knoll Books/Oak Knoll Press

Oak Knoll Books was founded in 1976 by Bob Fleck, a chemical engineer by training, who let his hobby get the best of him. Somehow making oil refineries more efficient using mathematics and computers paled in comparison to the joy of handling books. Oak Knoll Press, the second part of the business, was established in 1978 as a logical extension of Oak Knoll Books. Oak Knoll Books is a thriving company that maintains an inventory of about 20,000 titles. Our main specialties are books about bibliography, book collecting, book design, book illustration, book selling, bookbinding, bookplates, children's books, Delaware books, fine press books, forgery, graphic arts, libraries, literary criticism, marbling, papermaking, printing history, publishing, typography & type specimens, and writing & calligraphy - plus books about the history of all of these fields.

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