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By A. W. Lewis

A couple of books exist already which deal kind of totally with ebook crafts and likewise with complicated bookbinding, few of them disguise in any element the elemental tools of binding within the easier types. This publication is an try to bridge the distance through offering step-by-step directions within the crucial operations focused on the binding of books by way of hand in fabric and in library type. No initial “book crafts” is advised because it is thought that enough preparatory paintings might be performed in bookbinding itself through the making up of small books of simple writing or drawing paper sooner than beginning on books of any worth. This booklet could be discovered priceless in education faculties, paintings colleges, secondary faculties and in night periods and in addition that adequate designated guideline is given to allow a scholar, engaged on his personal, to take action with success.
Книга английского автора А.В.Льюиса о секретах переплётного дела. Ценность данного издания в том, что каждый человек, прочитав подробные пошаговые инструкции, сможет сделать переплёт книги в домашних условиях. Учебник прекрасно иллюстрирован и к каждому действию даётся подробный комментарий. Описаны разные стили переплёта, и дано описание инструментов, необходимых для работы. Также эта книга будет полезной библиотекарям, реставратором, студентам, ученикам школ и колледжей и всем тем, кто любит реставрировать книги.

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The follow­ ing sequence should be employed, see fig. 5. 1. Cut one edge of each board straight. 2. Cut one end of each board at right angles to the straight edge. M ark this true corner. 3. Set the fence of the cutter to the required length of the board. When setting the fence of the cutter it is im­ portant that the distance of both ends of the fence from the cutting edge should be measured to ensure that the fence is parallel with it. Place the board with its true corner to the fence and its true edge against the ledge of the cutter and cut off the waste.

Stir until the paste thickens and then boil for two minutes. When cool the paste can be thinned with cold water if it is too thick. A teaspoonful of alum added before boiling helps to preserve the paste. For use the paste should be a thickish cream. If the paste is too thin the excess water is liable to stretch the paper or cloth badly, if too thick it will be difficult to spread evenly—the happy medium must be found by experience. p r e p a r a t io n OF g l u e . The standard form of glue pot consisting of an inner vessel surrounded by an outer one containing water is essential for heating glue.

Sewing for five or more holes is similar except for the addition of extra stitches at each end and the sequence of the stitches should be clear from the diagram in fig. 16B. 36 B IN D IN G A SING LE-SECTIO N ED BOOK 13. Press the book between pressing boards for a while in order to settle the back fold firmly in shape. 14. Make two marks on the side of the book at the head and tail at equal distances from the back fold, fig. 17. This distance MARKING OUT FOR CUTTING THE FORE-EDGE. should be exactly equal to the width of the pages of the book.

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