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Re: [BKARTS] Two-Volume Girdle Book



Would it be possible to sew the girdle book to the cloth or leather at the
endbands? That might solve some stability issues as well...?

~Melanie

Richard Minsky said:
> Greg wrote:
>
>> I am new to bookbinding so this may be a naive question.
>> Because the book isn't 'bound' right into the leather case,
>> isn't there a lot strain on the book's binding as it hangs down?
>
>
> Good question, Greg. Easier to mend a book than a heart. Yes, there is
> some
> strain on it. Some early examples had clasps, which solved that problem.
> During the tests in my studio both volumes stayed in good shape. The
> sleeve
> flaps that hold the books cover about 3/4 of the book covers, which seems
> adequate.
>
> The stress is not all on the spine. When hanging, the books are supported
> from both the front and back covers. There is not much difference between
> this arrangement and a book standing on a bookshelf.
>
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