[Table of Contents] [Search]


[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Early instructions for cloth case binding?



Friends of publisher's binding (including Jeff):

I have a wonderful reference on early publisher's binding that is even online in full text. After about 20 years I recently came across a second copy of this 1855 children's book by Harpers all about how their books are made, with excellent wood engravings showing the building and the processes. If anyone is interested in purchasing my duplicate you can let me know, and I think there are other true copies available online, as well as the full text and illustrations being online, but the binding is nice. You could probably see it on Google images. The book is in the Harper's Story Books series. About  half of volume 4 is devoted to the Harpers establishment and bookmaking, including printing, stamping, marbling, binding,etc. It's is from, here is a link to the full text and ills.:

http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/webbin/book/search?tmode=start&title=The%20Harper%20Establishment%3a%20or%2c%20How%20the%20Story%20Books%20Are%20Made

I think it will amuse and enlighten you. Mindy


-----Original Message-----
From: Book_Arts-L [mailto:BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jeff Peachey
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 9:47 AM
To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [BKARTS] Early instructions for cloth case binding?

Does anyone know the earliest bookbinding manual that has  
instructions for making a cloth case binding?  The earliest I have  
found is a brief passage in John Hannett's "Bibliopegia", 6th edition  
1865.

Thanks,

Jeff Peachey

http://jeffpeachey.wordpress.com/

                                    
             ***********************************************
                                    
  Please note that attachments to listserv messages are not permitted,
            and are automatically removed by the listserver.
                                    
For all your subscription questions, go to the Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.
         See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information.
                                    
             ***********************************************

                                    
             ***********************************************
                                    
  Please note that attachments to listserv messages are not permitted,
            and are automatically removed by the listserver.
                                    
For all your subscription questions, go to the Book_Arts-L FAQ and Archive.
         See <http://www.philobiblon.com> for full information.
                                    
             ***********************************************




[Subject index] [Index for current month] [Table of Contents] [Search]

 [CoOL]

Search BookArts Archives

This page last changed: May 19, 2009