Bookweb>Bookshelf>ABC of Leather Bookbinding
Oak Knoll Press, 2000
|A clear explanation of one way to bind books in leather.|
|An excellent introductory to intermediate text.|
Most bookbinding books focus on binding in paper and cloth, and leave leather binding as an afterthought. This makes a lot of sense. Leather can hide some serious flaws in a book structure. Besides, if you don't live near a tannery, leather can be hideously expensive.
But, for better or for worse, I do bind in leather. I wanted this book because it focuses on leatherwork exclusively, rather than adding it on at the end.
Although it is about binding in leather, this book covers more than just working with the leather. It starts with the process of "tearing down" a book for rebinding, and carries all the way through the forwarding and finishing process.
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