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By Pamela Richmond

Designed as a pragmatic direction for novices and hobbyists and likewise as a reference for extra complicated scholars, this e-book covers all of the simple concepts of material and leather-based binding, together with instruments, fabrics and the workshop. the commonest bindings are coated, reminiscent of unmarried part, case, flat-back and Buckram library-style. The publication additionally comprises notes on basic paper and binding maintenance, and a bit of tasks to attempt, together with binding paperback books and making family items, equivalent to table blotters and picture frames.

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It is also a great help when you are pulling the book apart; again, it is easier to look for the signatures than to count pages. A further help to the binder, only apparent when the book is in pieces, are small black marks sometimes put along the bolts or back folds of the sections. When the book is sewn in the correct order these marks form a graduated pattern up the spine of the book, so that any section sewn upsidedown or in the wrong place can easily be spotted. A Brief History There are many excellent books on the subject of the history of bookbinding, but you should know a little about the background to cloth-covered books.

Ingres This useful paper is available from most good art shops. Although it is made in several different weights most shops stock only 90gsm and 160gsm. A wide range of colours is available, including whites and creams and a very useful shade of 'dirty cream' which blends well with older books, and there are also laid and wove surfaces. You will usually find that most shops stock either a Fabriano or a Canson Ingres. Cartridge A small supply of good quality machine-made cartridge paper, preferably slightly off-white, is useful.

The papers mentioned by name here represent a tiny fraction of those available. You will also become acquainted with Bodleian and Dover paper, with Abbey Mills and Glastonbury and many more, as the need arises. Most suppliers will send you their catalogue and price list along with any relevant samples you may require and you will usually find them very helpful. Cloth Although in theory it is possible to cover a book in virtually any material, in practice those specially prepared for the job are the best.

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