Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding, Volume 3

Publisher: Legacy Press

Year: 2016

Binding: Hardcover

Dimensions: 7 x 10 inches

Pages: 517

ISBN: 9781940965024

This collection, published as a series of studies on the history of bookbinding, sets a high standard for interesting and groundbreaking scholarship in the history of the book. Extensively illustrated, with an additional DVD containing more images.

  • Erin Albritton, Christina Amato: A Study of Two Semi-Limp Parchment Binding Styles in the Rare Book Collection at The New York Academy of Medicine Library
  • Ruth Bardenstein: Historical Bindings of the Chamberlain-Warren Samaritan Collection
  • Ana Beny, Kristine Rose Beers: An Inspiration for Conservation: An Historic Andalusi Binding Structure
  • Ashley Cataldo: “A Swarm of Binders”: Isaiah Thomas’s Bookbinding Network, 1782-1818
  • Marco di Bella: From Box Binding to Envelope-Flap Binding: The Missing Link in Transitional Islamic Bookbinding
  • Louise L. Foster: The Nineteenth-Century American Pocket Diary
  • Bill Hanscom: Towards a Morphology of the Ethiopian Book Satchel
  • Hedi Kyle: The Fold: Evolution, Function, and Inspiration
  • Arielle Middleman, Todd Pattison: Benjamin Bradley and the “Profitable Stroke”: Binding Six Months in a Convent and the Need for Copy-Specific Cataloging of Nineteenth-Century Publishers’ Bindings

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