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Re: New bookbinding glossary: ABC OF BOOKBINDING by Jane Greenfield

Dear Oak Knoll--
        Can you please send a copy to the address below. Proforma requested.
Avoid packing slip if possible and use minimum insurance to avoid delays and
loss in customs.
        Also I believe you are going to or have published the proceedings of
a symposium on Greek typography a few years ago. Can you send any
prospectuses, and also a catalogue of publications.

Matthew Jennett

At 03:13 PM 23/01/1998 -0500, you wrote:
>Oak Knoll Press would like to announce the imminently available new
>glossary, with over 700 line illustrations, about bookbinding and the
>history of bookbindings.
>Written and Illustrated by Jane Greenfield
>"This book will benefit the library and broader book world for decades to
>come. Book collectors, book cataloguers, and book dealers will welcome this
>work as the book they have needed and wanted for years. I believe it is
>definitely one of the best reference tools one can obtain on the art and
>history of binding, I only wish it had been available sooner."
>- Gay Walker, former Head of Preservation Department and Curator,
>Arts of the Book Collection, Yale University Library
>Locating accurate descriptions of bookbindings from various periods has
>previously been frustrating for those who work with rare and antiquarian
>books. However, the search is now over thanks to Jane Greenfield's work,
>which will quickly take its place alongside John Carter's ABC For Book
>Collectors as well as Don Etherington and Matt T. Roberts' Bookbinding and
>Conservation of Books.
>Ms. Greenfield, a master in the field of bookbinding and conservation, has
>provided for the first time, a uniquely illustrated glossary covering terms
>related to bookbinding and the book. Examining the book's development
>through different times and in different places, this work includes names
>and drawings for almost every conceivable part of the book as well as a
>multitude of styles, bindings and decorations. Greenfield literally takes
>apart the structure of the book through the ages, illustrating the many and
>varied facets of books with over 700 line drawings and definitions that
>clearly outline the historical development of the book's structures and styles.
>With this work, Greenfield makes a significant contribution to the study and
>practice of the book arts as well as providing an extremely useful guide for
>all who handle rare books including book collectors, bookbinders, binding
>historians, librarians, conservators, and antiquarian book specialists.
>Greenfield is a highly respected professional in the field of conservation
>and is one of the pioneers in developing many conservation techniques. She
>has studied with Paul Banks and Laura S. Young, has handled many priceless
>treasures for Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library and has gone
>on to be Yale University's Library Conservator for ten years. She has taught
>bookbinding in the Graphic Design Program at the Yale Art School for 21
>years as well as numerous other gifted pupils who are now conservators at
>other collections. She has also directed a three-year National Endowment for
>the Humanities-funded Book Preservation and Conservation Program, training
>interns and producing educational materials now used at hundreds of
>libraries. Published by Oak Knoll Press and The Lyons Press. Due to be
>published in February. Advance orders accepted.
>Hardcover, 8 x 11 inches, over 700 illustrations, 200 pages.
>ISBN 1-884718-41-8 / Price $35.00 + shipping / Order# 49915-A4
>Shipping is $4.00 for the first volume and $0.75 for each additional volume
>via UPS Ground. Postage is $5.50 for single-order copies outside the US and
>is added based on weight for orders of more than two copies. Orders are
>processed and shipped within 7 business days.
>Order from:
>Oak Knoll Books
>414 Delaware Street, New Castle DE 19720 USA
>Phone 1-800-996-2556 or (302) 328-7232 / Fax (302) 328-7274
>Email: oakknoll@oakknoll.com / Web: http://www.oakknoll.com
Matthew Jennett
Curator of Special Collections,
  Rare Books & Archives
The American College of Greece
6 Gravias St.
Aghia Paraskevi GR-153 42
Athens, Greece

Tel:  [011-30-1] 600-9800 Ext 1320
Fax:  [011-30-1] 600-9811
email <acgrarebooks@prometheus.hol.gr>

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