By A. W. Lewis
Starting from uncomplicated rules and assuming no past adventure, this contemporary exposition of the weather of bookbinding allows either the newbie and the specialist to use the most recent and so much simplified suggestions to rebinding previous favorites and binding many new paperback books.
A entire checklist of all invaluable fabrics, together with a consultant to the right kind number of instruments, paper, forums, fabric, leather-based, or sheepskin protecting materials and lettering inks and pigments, introduces the topic. In unusually effortless phases, you're proven the way to collate a booklet, stitch it, again it, trim it, make forums, and fasten them to the publication. step by step directions and thousands of pictures and diagrams of apparatus and key operations lessen the method to essentials.
Individual chapters are dedicated to single-sectioned, multi-sectioned, and case-bound books, hollow-backed and library type binding, using finish papers, and the main useful tools of lettering the completed booklet. the writer features a priceless appendix which summarizes the correct steps in every one operation in handy tabular form.
An uncomplicated textual content, uncomplicated sufficient for the newbie but containing new fabric of curiosity to the specialist, Basic Bookbinding avoids difficult ideas and complicated apparatus. Mr. Lewis, two times first prize winner in nationwide pageant, provides the topic with the readability born of a long time of expertise in educating bookbinding.
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To sharpen the edge the metal must be rubbed away WHITE on each side until the LINE rounded edge is removed, fig. 6C. This is done on an oilstone which has been lightly smeared with oil. Place the knife flat on the stone and then raise the back slightly so that the OILSTONE edge rests on the stone at Fig. 6 an acute angle, fig. 6E. Rub one side of the knife backwards and forwards on the stone a few times then reverse the knife and rub the other side. Keep rubbing alternate sides until a keen edge is obtained.
Trim one end of the endpapers square with the back fold and mark this true corner by means of a pencil m a rk a c ro s s it as in figs. 14 and 15. Fig. 14 PREPARING THE ENDPAPERS, 34 B IN D IN G A SIN G L E -SE C T IO N E D BOOK 4. Remove the old sewing thread or metal clips from the book to be bound. 5. , the top, of the book as seen in fig. 15. Fig. 15 6. Cut a strip of linen or old scrap cloth 2" wide and Y shorter than the length of the book. 7. Brush a thin coating of paste or glue on to the linen.
H a n d l in g a l a r g e p a s t e d s h e e t . BASIC O PERATIO N S 29 Pick up the sheet by two adjacent corners with the pasted side away from the worker and allow the remainder of the sheet to hang downwards. Swing the bottom of the sheet forward so that the unpasted side rests on the book. The edge being held can now be bent forward and placed exactly in position and held there whilst the rest of the sheet is unbent and rubbed down flat. See plate VII. Rubbing-down to make a sheet of cloth or paper adhere firmly should always be done through a sheet of clean waste paper.