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Help needed: updated with new pictures
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- Subject: Help needed: updated with new pictures
- From: Cor Knops <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Thu, 8 Jul 1999 10:02:32 +0200
- Message-Id: <199907080802.BAA19464@palimpsest.Stanford.EDU>
- Organization: Knops Boekrestauratie
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A few days ago I asked for your help indentifying a headband on a 16th c.
full-leather binding. Many of you have responded and their seems to be
some mutual agreement on the term "German braided headband" although
this term refers mostly to leather-braided headbands, whilst "mine" is mad=
of linen threads.
I have added two more pictures to the temporary web-page to help examine
the headband a little closer. Thanks to Deana Fowler there is now a pictur=
of better quality available. Not from the same binding but exactly similar=
the one which I'm investigating.
If anyone is still interested please have a look at the URL provided earli=
I had several hints from you for where to look in the literature. Some of
these I had already checked in my own "library". Here's a short list of
sources that do not explicitly mention the type of headband or the way it =
-Greenfield/Hille Headbands - How to work them 1986
-Peterson Bucheinb=E4nde - Kapitalformen
-Otto W=E4chter Restaurierung und Erhaltung von B=FCchern,
Archivalien und Graphiken 3rd ed 1982
-Wolfgang W=E4chter Buchrestaurierung 3rd ed. 1987
-Gnirrep et al. Kneep en binding 1992
None of the more general books on handbookbinding in my library mention
this form either.
I received an interesting article from Charles picked from "Mitteilungsbla=
des Bundes Meister der Einbandkunst im BdBI 1962" called
Einbandgestaltung und Einbandgeschichte - Lederflechtarbeiten (Franz
Balcarek) which has some drawings of how the threads are braided round a
base-rope. Thank you Charles !
Also I was pointed to Monika Gast "A History of Endbands" THE NEW
BOOKBINDER, III (1983), pp. 42-58 but I have not found it yet. John Sharp:=
thank you to !
The same goes for Bibliotheksforum Bayern 3  in which: Karl
J=E4ckel: Alte Techniken des Buchbindrerhandwerks in der modernen
Schriftgutrestaurierung, 2 Das Kapital. Thanks Kurt Klappenbach.
To all other people who have responded so far thank you to. It looks as if=
this inquiry will end up in a thoroughly documented survey on this type of=
headband. I'm thinking of compiling all the material we have gathered and
put it on a permanent page on my website for future reference.