56956Re: Bookbinder sought.
- Mar 1, 2008
--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, julian wilson <smnco37@...> wrote:
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> So, does anyone know a Bookbinder who's also an SCA period
Yes, I do. There are a few of us around and one is coming to
Drachenwald this spring. Randy Asplund
(http://www.randyasplund.com/current/bkarts.htm) will be attending
Double Wars and teaching classes. If you can make it to Double Wars,
I'm sure he'll have good advice for you. I'd gladly take a look at the
> The source is a Hungarian book seller or book collector, I'm not
sure which, and the facsimile has commentary and a second small book
of notes in Hungarian. The whole thing is in a little cardboard slip
case. My wife learned her Prayers and her Bible when the Catholic
Liturgy was still in Latin, worldwide - so she doesn't want - or need
- the pages with the Hungarian notes in a modern typeface.
> Which is why I want the facsimile carfeully dismantled, and ONLY
the facsimile pages rebound.
Depending on how the quires are made up (if it has quires), this may
be somewhat difficult. I'd need to know how the book has been bound
before saying something definite. For example: When you look at the
spine from the top, can you see glue? Is the spine flat or does it
have small scallops? Are the pages individual or folded at the spine?
When you open the pages, do some spreads have thread in the middle?
The possibility to rebind this book in an authentic manner depends on
how it is bound now.
The best for you is to show your book to a bookbinder, but as you
said, you don't have a local one. I can take a look at it at any
Drachenwald event we both attend. Let me know if you wish me to do so.
> But thanks for your suggestion - I did consider doing what you
suggest with a leather slip cover - ["RivoAltus" on the Bridge in
Venice do nice ones to order, and made my wife a replica medieval
belt-book at 24hrs notice during our last visit, for only 20 Euros] -
and may well do this as an interim measure to get her through the
coming Season in ID.
For the time being, this may be the best course of action. The slip
cover need not be leather, it can be velvet or silk satin as well. Let
me see if I can find some examples on the net for you.
Ah here are some:
Weyden, Mary Magdalene reading, c. 1445
David, Virgin among Virgins, 1509
Madonna with Donor and St Mary Magdalene, c. 1475
and an extant one, c. 1460
Now, it is more common not to have the slip cover or chemise binding,
but it'll serve you until you can show the book to a bookbinder.
And taste it, however it seems good to you, make it so. Sabina
Welserin anno 1553
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