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Title:
ABC of bookbinding : a unique glossary with over 700 illustrations for collectors & librarians
Author:
Greenfield, Jane.
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Publication Information:
New Castle, DE : Oak Knoll Press ; New York, NY : Lyons Press, 1998.
Physical Description:
xi, 183 pages : illustrations ; 29 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781884718410

9781884718427
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Book

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A compelling reference giving authoritative definitions of bookish terms with some 700 clear, free-hand illustrations. Half the book is this glossary; it's followed by a glossary of the structural evolution of binding including Coptic, Islamic, Oriental, North American, paper... A solid bibliography


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Jane Greenfield's ABC of Bookbinding is a work long overdue
As a major illustrated glossary in the field of bookbinding, it provides a unique outline of the physical book and a concise look at the book's development over the centuries
More than a thousand binding-related words and seven hundred drawings are included in the glossary for every conceivable part of the book
This is the first time such succinct definitions and so many illustrations are coupled with clear outlines of the various periods in the historical development of book structure and style
Nowhere else is there such a unique combination of information available for student or collector who seeks to answer precise questions on bookbinding terminology
ABC of Bookbinding belongs on the reference shelf of every bibliophile, librarian, book conservator, collector, and binder interested in the book arts
(81/4 X 111/4, 204 pages, illustrations)