Diehl, E., Bookbinding, its background and technique

Diehl, E., Bookbinding, its background and technique

Diehl, E., Bookbinding, its background and technique I (1946)
Diehl, E., Bookbinding, its background and technique 11 (1946)

002513 9780486240206

Item Description: Dover Publications, New York, 1980 republication (in one paperback volume) of 1946 first edition., 1980. 2 vols in 1, laminated wrappers, 8vo, 21 cm, xvi, 251, vi, 332 pp, 92 plates, 242 figs. From the blurb: “Edith Diehl (1876-1953) was one of the world’s foremost practitioners of traditional bookbinding and an exceptionally able teacher. From the vantage point of a lifetime’s experience she gives today’s bookbinders both a historical survey of this centuries-old art and an eminently practical guide. Nearly one half of the encyclopedic volume is devoted to an overview of the historical development of bookbinding. The author shows how the codex form of the book became identified with the Christian era, how bookbinding became a craft and trade in the 15th century, and how the production and distribution of books shifted from the monasteries and universities to the illustrious printer-publishers of the 15th and 16th centuries. She describes various bookbinding practices such as sewing, the use of boards and leathers, hand vs. machine binding, cased books, etc. And she examines in depth the different national styles of book decoration in Italy, France, England, Ger many, North America and other countries, and the specific contributions of such influential bookbinders at Jean Grolier, Thomas Mahieu, Le Gascon, Samuel Mearne, Roger Payne, Jacob Krause, Edmund Ranger, and John Ratcliff. 92 full- page plates provide visualization of certain key points and, above all, numerous examples of the finest decorated bindings. Edith Diehl then guides the reader through more than 400 profusely illustrated pages on the craft of hand bookbinding. She details and illustrates the steps involved in the nearly 30 necessary binding operations: collating and paging, putting and removing glue, guarding and mending, pressing, sewing, backing, lacing-in, headbanding, lining up back, casing text in protective cover, covering, cutting inside margins and filling in, and many more. In addition she conveys much useful information on such ancillary topics as doublures, fly-leaves, half bindings, limp bindings, vellum bindings, slipcases, repairing old bindings, cleaning and washing papers, materials (leather, paper, gold leaf, glue, paste), finishing tools, tooling, lettering, etc. The 242 illustrations that accompany this book-within-a book are unmatched for economy and clarity. In its original edition, Bookbinding was published in two volumes.[t]his is the first one-volume paperback edition.”

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