The author demonstrates a variety of both classic and non-traditional bookbinding techniques, with step-by-step instructions and explanatory full colour photographic illustrations. There is a chapter on the history of bookbinding, thereafter, the book concentrates on methods and styles, covering tools and materials needed, rebinding, softcover books, binding in leather, making splipcases, embossing with foil, decorating, gilding, gauffering, leather onlays, restoring antique bindings and much more.
The illustrated boards are in very good condition, clean and bright, with slight a couple of very tiny scuffs and bumping to the spine.
The binding is secure and tight.
Inside, the book is clean and in fine condition.
The Complete Book of Bookbinding
- Publisher: Lark Books, 2004
- First edition
- 160 pages