History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique – #BK-051



by Bernard C. Middleton

1996, 368 pp.

Middleton’s updated version of his classic volume will prove invaluable to bookbinders and students of the craft, as well as book and paper conservators. Chapters on all aspects of binding are embellished by other chapters discussing the bookbinding trade in 19th century London, including the working conditions and growth of the industry. Other chapters delve into edge-gilding and the causes and prevention of leather deterioration. Hardback.