Bookbinders At Work
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Oak Knoll Press is pleased to present our new publishing title, Bookbinders
Bookbinders At Work
By Mirjam M. Foot
The role of the bookbinder in the production of saleable books and the
significance of the binding in all its details, both structural and
decorative, have often been disregarded or marginalized by bibliographers.
In this book Dr. Mirjam Foot sets out to reverse the trend by establishing
working binders, and their materials and tools as an essential part of the
production cycle she reveals the inadequacy of bibliographical descriptions
that lack essential binding information.
Dr. Foot has based her analysis of the role of the binder (which
entails 153 tasks, according to one German authority) on a number of primary
sources, manuals and descriptions of bookbinding practice of the sixteenth,
seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, mainly from France, Germany, the
Netherlands and Britain. She draws on these manuals, as well as on actual
examples of bound books, for her many illustrations.
The result is a lucid and very detailed description of binding
practice which will be invaluable to bookbinders, bibliographers,
antiquarian booksellers and historians.
Co-published with The British Library.
2005, Hardcover, 6.5" x 9", 162 pages
ISBN 1929545150, Order No. 087274, Price $59.95
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