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  • Jake Benson
    Hello John, Here s my database info Business Name: Benson s Hand Bindery Fine Binding, Conservation, and Marbled Papers Proprietor: Jake Benson Address: 1319B
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 19, 2000
      Hello John,

      Here's my database info

      Business Name:

      Benson's Hand Bindery
      Fine Binding, Conservation, and Marbled Papers


      Proprietor:

      Jake Benson

      Address:

      1319B Summerville Ave Columbia, S.C. 29201

      Phone:

      (803) 799-1853

      Years of marbling and bookbinding experience:
      10

      Products:

      Oversize (up to 25 x 40") traditional European style marbled paper
      reproductions using colors manufactured by myself from pigments.

      Retail $16 per sheet, $13 a sheet on orders of 50 or more.

      Various types pf hand glazing and polishing available, including archival
      quality glazing for Conservation purposes, Enquire about the price.

      Alkaline buffering of marbled papers for conservation purposes, enquire as
      to the price.

      A variety of blank books style with edge marbling , including the
      reproduction of historical European "spring back" account book structures,
      leather bindings with gold tooling of period design, paper case binding
      structures, and Islamic binding variations.

      Turkish and other Near Eastern styles of marbling.

      Lectures and Workshops:

      Available to teach 2 day to one week workshops about marbling with a strong
      emphasis on history and the relationship of marbling to bookbinding.

      Lecturing on different aspects on marbling history.

      Interests:

      Researching the early history of paper marbling in the Near East and Asia.

      Documenting evidence in rare book Library and museum collections, determing
      provenance when possible and creating a photographic archive of early
      pieces.

      Researching and translating aspects of historical manuscripts about marbling
      and accounts of European travelers.

      Clarifying common misconceptions about marbling history.
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