Friday, January 18, 2008

Books on Bookbinding

Here offered are a number of duplicates. There are only a few "must haves" if just starting out, but all are useful.
Jane Greenfield: Headbands, How to Work Them. Oak Knoll, 1990. oop (Hardcover, still in shrinkwrap) $25
Jane Greenfield: ABC of Bookbinding. Oak Knoll, 1998. oop. (Hardcover, dj, fine) $30
Einen Miura: The Art of Marbled Paper. Zaehnsdorf, 1990. (Hardcover, dj in mylar, vg) This edition has a tab between the bibliography and the Index in English with a tipped in sheet of handmarbled paper. $30
Laurence Town: Bookbinding by Hand for Students and Craftsmen. London: Faber & Faber, no date. (hardcover, ex-library stamps, no card pocket, very good) $20
A. W. Lewis: Basic Bookbinding. NY: Dover, 1957. (paper, very good) $5
Kenneth Perry and Clarence Baab: The Binding of Books. Meriden, CT: Kelsey Company, 1940. (Hardcover in mylar, very good, name on front flyleaf) $10
Shereen LaPlantz: Cover to Cover. Creative Techniques for Making Beautiful Books, Journals & Albums. Asheville, NC: Lark Books, 1995. (Paperback, very good) $10
Aldren A. Watson: Hand Bookbinding. NY: Bell Publishing, 1963. (Hardcover, dustjacket in mylar, very good) $12
John Mitchell: An Introduction to Gold Finishing. A Craftsman's Guide. West Sussex: Standing Press, 1995. (Paperback, very good but for rumpling to bottom corner of rear cover, not affecting text.) $75
John Mitchell: A Craftsman's Guide to Edge Decoration. West Sussex: Standing Press, 1993. (Paperback, very good.) $75
Philip Smith: New Directions in Bookbinding. NY: Van Nostrund Reinhold, 1974. (Hardcover, dustjacket in mylar, very good) $180
Faith Shannon: Paper Pleasures. The Creative Guide to Papercraft. NY: Grove Weidenfeld, 1987. (Hardcover, dustjacket in mylar, fine) $10
Adrian Wilson: The Design of Books. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1993. (paperback, very good) $10
Roy Harley Lewis: Fine Bookbinding in the Twentieth Century. NY: Arco, 1985. (Hardcover, dustjacket in mylar, very good.) $20