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June 2007


The Art of Bookbinding - The Classic Victorian Handbook

By Joseph W. Zaehnsdorf

Hobbyists can learn the art of bookbinding from a renowned Victorian master on a classic that offers expert, easy-to-follow advice on every stage of the craft. The author, whose custom bookbinding has been revered since the nineteenth century, offers step-by-step instructions on every stage of the process: from folding the leaves and sewing them into signatures to gluing, gilding edges, covering, and finishing. Over 117 woodcuts and lithographs from the original edition illustrate tools and equipment, as well as examples of exquisite binding inlays.

A rare study of a centuries-old art form, The Art of Bookbinding preserves a precious legacy for binders, book art enthusiasts, and collectors. Among the most respected references available on the technique of professional bookbinding, its contents capture the essence of superior book production and invoke a renewed appreciation for lasing, quality-made tomes.

Dover (2007) unabridged republication of the revised and enlarged second edition of the work originally published in 1980 by George Bell & Sons, Ltd. 224pp 5.5" x 8.5" - paperbound.

Only £10.00

The Art of Bookbinding may be ordered Online - Click Here

(subject to shipping charges where applicable)

Highlander Goat

Aimed at the amateur market our new Highlander Goatskins are tanned and finished using the same processes as our Chieftain Goats. The HIGHLANDER goats however differ from the Chieftain goats in that they are given a subtle artificial graining in order to cover some of life's bumps and bruises. The leather is priced the same as our embossed goatskins. Colours will be the same as our Chieftain goats, however stocks will be limited. Prices for run selections will start at around £52.00 per skin. Quantity discounts are available.

Leather shades may be viewed and ordered online by clicking here