Basic Bookbinding / A.W. Lewis

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Identifier: REF.BB.1078
Object type: Books
Dimensions: 144 p. [16] : ill. ; 21 cm.
Copyright dates: 1957
Text by: A.W. Lewis
Depicts: New York City
Library of Congress Subject Headings: Bookbinding [sh85015705]
Requiring minimal equipment, the work presents modern, easy, and inexpensive techniques for binding new books and for rebinding old volumes. The guide starts with a listing of necessary equipment and tools. Step-by-step instructions with 261 illustrations to show how to collate a book, sew it, back it, trim it, and then create boards and attach them to the book. Also included are an appendix listing the sequence of bookbinding operations, a listing of suppliers of bookbinding materials, an index, and a catalog of selected Dover Books.

From Preface: "Although a number of books already exist which deal reasonably fully with bookcrafts and also with advanced bookbinding, few of them cover in any detail the basic methods of binding in the simpler styles. This book is an attempt to bridge the gap by supplying step by step instructions in the essential operations involved in the binding of books by hand in cloth and in library style."