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The restoration of leather bindings (edition 1972)

by Bernard C. Middleton

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The premise of The Restoration of Leather Bindings (first edition, 1972) is that restoration of old and worn bookbindings is more than a technical skill. Rather, it is a specialized craft that calls for an understanding of historical methods, specific technical terms, and aesthetic styles in order to be developed fully. This second edition continues from this premise and acts as an extensive instruction manual for those who practice or wish to practice leather bookbinding restoration.… (more)
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Title:The restoration of leather bindings
Authors:Bernard C. Middleton
Info:Chicago [American Library Association, 1972]
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There were many predecessors of the book as we know it today. The most common immediate ancestor of the modern book was the Roman volumen, which was derived from the Egyptian papyrus roll and the Greek biblion, and consisted simply of a roll of parchment of papyrus.
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The premise of The Restoration of Leather Bindings (first edition, 1972) is that restoration of old and worn bookbindings is more than a technical skill. Rather, it is a specialized craft that calls for an understanding of historical methods, specific technical terms, and aesthetic styles in order to be developed fully. This second edition continues from this premise and acts as an extensive instruction manual for those who practice or wish to practice leather bookbinding restoration.

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