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A history of the art of bookbinding

With some account of the books of the ancients

by William Salt Brassington

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Published by E. Stock in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementEd. by W. Salt Brassington
ContributionsHannett, John, 1803-1893
The Physical Object
Paginationxvi, 277 p.
Number of Pages277
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24579501M
OCLC/WorldCa1317077

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A history of the art of bookbinding by William Salt Brassington Download PDF EPUB FB2

A History of the Art of Bookbinding gives a detailed overview of bookmaking methods from ancient times, like Egyptian papyri and Roman scrolls, up to the time of its publication in It features photographs and illustrations of particularly interesting bindings, such as the carved ivory cover of a 12 th century book shown on the frontispiece.

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Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device by: 1. The early 19th century was an era of transformation for bookbinding. With the increase in the demand for books, binders turned to mechanization to meet the challenge.

Publishers also began to take control of the whole book-making process, from editing to printing to binding. Thus, books began to be sold with the covers already bound onto them. A history of the art of bookbinding: with some account of the books of the ancients by Brassington, William Salt, n ; Hannett, John, n Pages:   The art improved so much, that in the sixteenth century some of the finest samples of bookbinding were executed.

Morocco having been introduced, and fine delicate tools cut, the art was encouraged by great families, who, liking the Venetian patterns, had their books bound in that style. This handbook explains the art of bookbinding and simultaneously reminds us what a complex technology is to make books.

Zaehnsdorf, bookbinder and son of a bookbinder, made this second edition of his book to enlighten amateurs and tradesmen alike. The whole process of binding a book and the required equipment are carefully explained to the reader.

THE HISTORY OF BOOKBINDING.*. IN a short preface, Mr. Brassingthn informs his readers that his work is based upon a little book, by the late John Hannet, entitled An Inquiry into the Nature and Form of • A Hiatory of the Art of Bookbinding.

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American women of means and culture were the first to patronize the art of bookbinding. Their enthusiastic encouragement has enabled the artistic bookbinder to succeed, and their fancy for exquisite books can no more be dismissed as a fad than their penchant for dainty china, or fine paintings, or Pompeian vases.

ART OF BOOKBINDING (The History of Bookbinding Technique and Design) [Parry] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. ART OF BOOKBINDING (The History of Bookbinding Author: Parry. Bookbinding, the joining together of a number of leaves or folios (most frequently of paper, parchment, or vellum) within covers to form a codex or book, as opposed to a roll or scroll.

Bookbinding began when the codex started to replace the roll. The earliest elaborately decorated bookbindings were those produced for use on church that survive are often magnificent examples of.

The art of printing gave new life to our trade, and during the fifteenth century bookbinding made great progress on account of the greater facility and cheapness with which books were produced.

The printer was then his own binder; bust as books increased in number, book-binding became a separate art-trade of itself. “I came, I saw, I feel empowered with bookbinding knowledge!” — student A bookbinding has two main functions. It protects its text block against wear and tear, and, by its structure, it makes a book out of a heap of otherwise separate leaves or quires.

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We learned the history of bookbinding and its evolution to mass publishing with a fun and very knowledgeable docent. Seeing so many period machines and getting a chance to try out a printing press made this better than just a museum visit.

Yelp 4/20/18; If you love books, this is a must. Learn the history of the art/process of making a book. Sep A Short History of Bookbinding. Slide 1 of   They specialize in the restoration of antiquarian books & documents, and fine bindings. This is a family business with a long tradition in bookbinding dating back.

The Art of Bookbinding In All its Branches by Richard Groombridge ( pages) The Art of the Book a Review of Some Recent European and American Work in Typography, Page Decoration & Binding by Charles Holme ( pages) The Binding of Books – An Essay in the History of Gold-Tooled Bindings by Herbert P.

The rise of the e-book may not be as unstoppable as you might think. Our reporter Boya Dee discovers the art of bookbinding is alive and well and flourishing. Subscribe for more like this, every.Genre/Form: History: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Brassington, William Salt, History of the art of bookbinding.

London: E. Stock,   I do not pretend to give a history of the various masters, but rather a practical description of the art of bookbinding. Much has already been written about the various works executed by these grand old masters; my endeavour has been to show, that whilst the various masters of the art of bookbinding worked with tools but little altered from.