The Repair of Cloth Bindings: A Manual
Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:Unknown - Oak Knoll Press
By: Arthur W. Johnson
One of the leading designer bookbinders in Great Britian, Arthur Johnson has used his extensive knowledge of book construction to provide a reference manual for the repair and reconstruction of cloth bindings. Each process is explained in precise detail with clear text in order to give the worker confidence in this exacting skill. Using more than 90 illustrations, drawn by the author himself, Johnson explains his procedures for sound repair that he has developed over many decades. Johnson has written four other manuals on binding that are considered classics and "The Repair of Cloth Bindings" should be no exception. Included in this work is a brief but comprehensive history of cloth as a binding material from its early use in handwork to complete automation. Co-published with The British Library.