The British Library Guide to Bookbinding

The British Library Guide to Bookbinding

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An introduction to the history and techniques of bookbinding that offers a thorough and accessible historical overview of techniques and processes, illustrated with examples, diagrams, and photographs of craftspeople at work.An article in The Bookbinder of 1888 notes that a#39;a gilt edge is as necessary to a well-bound book as the gold chain is to an ... billsa#39;3; Christophe Plantin, whose binding career ended in a brawl with a drunken nobleman; and Thomas Elliott, whoanbsp;...

Title:The British Library Guide to Bookbinding
Author: P. J. M. Marks
Publisher:University of Toronto Press - 1998

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