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Bookbinding, and the care of books

a text-book for book-binders and librarians

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        Paginationxvi, 78 p. :
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There are many ways of washing paper, and most of those in common use are extremely dangerous, and have in many cases resulted in the absolute destruction of fine books.

Such marks will usually have to be cut out and the places carefully mended. Although the binding under this specification would be much cheaper than that carried out under the first, it would still be too expensive for the majority of books in most libraries; and as it would seem to be impossible to further modify this form of binding, without materially reducing its strength, for cheaper work, a somewhat different system is recommended.

When the paper is removed from the solution, it must be thoroughly washed in running water. The edge is then lightly rubbed with a piece of leather that has been previously rubbed on beeswax, and is ready for burnishing. In bindings of early printed books and manuscripts an appearance of great strength is better than extreme neatness. The back edges of the and the care of books should be filed thin, and should not be placed quite up Bookbinding the back, to allow for a little play in the joints.

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When the gold is ready, the glaire should be floated on to the edge with a soft brush, and the gold spread evenly over it and left until dry; that is, in a workshop of ordinary temperature, for about an hour. Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly. The rebinding of valuable books is at best a necessary evil, and anything that makes frequent rebinding necessary, is not only objectionable on account of the cost involved, but because it seriously shortens the life of the book.

This burr is got by rubbing the knife on the lithographic stone on which the paring is Bookbinding.

Bookbinding, and the Care of Books by Douglas Cockerell, Paperback

The next operation will be to fill in the board and mitre the corners. It is a great pity that printers and binders have drifted so far apart; they are, or should be, working for one end, the production of a book, and some unity of aim should be evident in the work of the two. Unless the pasting is done evenly the marks of the paste-brush will show through the linen. After this time the vellum will have become quite soft, and can with care be flattened out and lightly pressed between the blotting-paper, and left for a night.

If the book has been previously cut this process is apt to throw the leaves so far out of their original position as to make them unduly uneven. My thanks are due to many friends, including the workmen in my workshop, for useful suggestions and other help, and to the Society of Arts for permission to quote from the report of their Special Committee on leather for bookbinding.are rather losing their true meaning, and are often used loosely to signify pages of certain sizes, irrespective of the number that go to a sheet.

No attempt has been made to describe all possible methods, but only such as appear to have answered best on old books. Bookbinding, and the Care of Books A Handbook for Amateurs Bookbinders and Librarians By Douglas Cockerell with Drawings by Noel Rooke and Other Illustrations CONTENTS Introduction Entering-Books in Sheets-Folding-Collating-Pulling to Pieces-Refolding-Knocking out Joints Guarding-Throwing Out-Paring Bookbinding off India Proofs-Mounting very Thin Paper-Splitting Paper-Inlaying-Flattening Vellum Sizing-Washing-Mending End Papers-Leather Joints-Pressing Trimming Edges before Sewing-Edge Gilding Marking up-Sewing-Materials for Sewing Fraying out Slips-Glueing up-Rounding and Backing Cutting and Attaching Boards-Cleaning off Back-Pressing Cutting in Boards-Gilding and Colouring Edges Headbanding Preparing for Covering-Paring Leather-Covering-Mitring Corners-Filling-in Boards Library Binding-Binding very Thin Books-Scrap-Books-Binding in Vellum-Books covered with Embroidery Decoration-Tools-Finishing-Tooling on Vellum-Inlaying on Leather Lettering-Blind Tooling-Heraldic Ornament Designing for Gold-Tooled Decoration Pasting down And the care of books Papers-Opening Books Clasps and Ties-Metal on Bindings Leather Paper-Pastes-Glue Care of Books when Bound Injurious And the care of books to which Books are Subjected To Preserve Old Bindings-Re-backing Specifications Glossary Reproductions of Bindings Eight Collotypes It is hoped that this book will help bookbinders and librarians to select sound methods of binding books.

Supposing a corner to be missing, and a piece of paper to have been found that matches it, the torn page is laid over the new paper in such a way that the wire marks on both papers correspond. The book is then carefully lowered into the press, with the back towards the workman, until the top edge of the front board is exactly even with the right-hand cheek, and the press screwed up evenly.