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Karen Hanmer
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Biblio Tech:
Reverse engineering historical and modern binding structures

This set of twelve cut-away binding models highlights various methods of board attachment, sewing, spine lining, and endsheet construction. The boxed set also includes a forty-five page illustrated booklet outlining key features of each model, and provides numerous references for further study. These models are a valuable reference for libraries, book arts programs, or for anyone who is interested in learning more about the engineering aspects of the book.
Structures include:
• Tacketing of a thick single signature into a limp wrapper
• Ethiopian Binding
• Medieval Binding
• Laced-on boards Binding
• Colonial American Scaleboard Binding
• Early Nineteenth Century Publishers Boarded Binding
• German Case Binding with double fan adhesive text block
• Split Board Binding
• Simplified Binding
• Crossed Structure Binding
• Sewn Boards Binding
• Non-Adhesive Paper Case
Models approximately 5 x 3 x 1/2". These sets are made to order and may not be available for immediate delivery. $2800.

Karen Hanmer



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