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Bookbinding: A Step-by-Step Guide
by Kathy Abbott
For beginners or experienced bookbinders, antiquarian bookshops or conservation binders—detailed stepsfor practicingan age-old craft steeped in beauty and traditionAppropriate for a beginner or for an established bookbinder wishing to refresh their memory, this practical guide introduces the techniques of hand-binding a book with step-by-step instructions and photographs. ...more
Hardcover, 160 pages
Published July 9th 2010 by Crowood Press
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This is a really great guide to book-making--not the artsy-fartsy kind but the technical kind. I got this book from the library to help me with a project for class and I learned a lot while following the directions for Project 2 (single section hard-backed). For one thing, it turns out that I apparently learned a lot of shortcuts when I learned how to make books many years ago--and I have a feeling a lot of those shortcuts probably are the reason why I've always found coptic binding so difficult ...more
This is a very good book to start off with. A few more pictures would have been nice, but her descriptions make up for that. Inclusive materials lists and tool lists are quite nice. The projects in the book are simple and cover single-signature to 3/4 leather binding. You will not be disappointed with this book!