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The Hand Bookbinding Tradition In The San Francisco Bay Area

The Hand Bookbinding Tradition In The San Francisco Bay Area

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The Hand Bookbinding Tradition In The San Francisco Bay Area

by Teiser, Ruth and Harroun, Catherine [editors]

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Berkeley, California: University of California. Near Fine with no dust jacket. 1982. Flexible covers. Scattered, pencil check marks and an occasional penciled note in the text. ; 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 with dark green, textured covers. Illustrated with a photograph of each bookbinder. Unpaginated, but my guess would be around 200 pp. No edition or printing stated. This is a clean, sharp copy of this uncommon work. Would be Fine condition but for scattered, pencil check marks and a very occasional penciled note in the text, thus about Near Fine. ; Books and Printing in the San Francisco Bay Area; B&W Photographs; 4to 11" - 13" tall; 200 pages .


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The Hand Bookbinding Tradition In The San Francisco Bay Area
Teiser, Ruth and Harroun, Catherine [editors]
Flexible covers
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Used - Near Fine with no dust jacket
University of California
Place of Publication
Berkeley, California
Date Published
Bookbinding, Book Binding, Book Arts, Oral History
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