Volume 21 - Spring 2006


Product & Company News

Bookbinding - The Classic Arts & Crafts Manual

By Douglas Cockerell (with illustrations by Noel Rooke) Published by Dover Publications. One of the principal texts of the Arts and Crafts movement in England, this classic work brought a resurgence of life and vigour to the ancient craft of binding books by hand. Its fame and usefulness has endured for more than a century, as evidenced by the many contemporary bookbinders and libraries who consider it to be the clearest and most valuable exposition of the technique of hand bookbinding in English.

The text covers concisely virtually every aspect of the craft-from folding and collating pages, trimming and gilding edges, and culling and attaching boards, to preparing covers, mitring corners, designing and inlaying on leather, and pasting down end papers. More than twenty informative text diagrams and eight plates, as well as a glossary and an index complete this important manual.

A "must-have" for craftspeople, libraries, and book preservationists, the volume remains one of the most valuable manuals available on the technique of hand binding.

Unabridged Dover (2005) republication of Bookbinding, and the Care of Books: A Handbook for Amateurs, Bookbinders & Librarians as originally published by D. Appleton and Company, New York, 1901. 120 figures. 8 halftones. 352pp. 5% x 8. Paperbound.






Bookbinders Leather Starter Pack

The Bookbinders Leather Starter Pack contains a selection of six pieces of leather which are ideal for your first foray in to the use of bookbinding leather.

The pack contains:
3 x Aniline Calf Necks - assorted colours
1 x Fair Calf Neck - undyed
2 x Pentland Grain Calf Necks - assorted colours

The items in this pack are valued at £43.00, but we are pleased to offer them for sale £37.00.

(subject to shipping charges and VAT where applicable)

Designer Bookbinders Competition 2005

December's annual Designer Bookbinder Competition saw some of the strongest entrants to date and there were some wonderfully produced books on display in the British Library at St. Pancreas. We are delighted to announce that the 2005 J. Hewit & Son prize for 'The Interesting Treatment of Leather' was awarded to Eiko Sakato, a student at the Jade Bookbinding Studio in London.

Book Society of Bookbinders Journal 2005 - Volume 19





Only £18.00 + shipping


(subject to shipping charges where applicable)





J. Hewit & Sons Holidays - 2006
*Summer Tannery Shutdown -
Monday, 3rd July - Friday, 16th July
Summer Bank Holiday -
Monday, 28th August
Christmas & New Year -

Friday, 22nd December (13.00) - Monday, 5th January

*Warehouse staff will be working
Photograph Album Book Blocks

We are pleased to announce that we have increased our range of photograph album blocks. All of the blocks have acid-free pages and are interleaved with glassine page protectors. The full range is:

Classic Mini 205mm x 150mm Landscape 30 leaves £3.90 each
Classic Studio 80 230mm x 225mm Landscape 40 leaves £6.08 each
Classic One 230mm x 300mm Portrait 30 leaves £4.56 each
Classic Two 320mm x 310mm Landscape 40 leaves £8.24 each
Classic Three 350mm x 350mm   50 leaves £12.16 each
Classic Four 420mm x 350mm Landscape 50 leaves £14.06 each

(subject to shipping and VAT charges where applicable)


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