Karen Hanmer

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Title: Scaleboard binding model 

Scaleboard binding model 

Scaleboard binding model


Scaleboard binding model | 2012 | $75

4.5 x 3 x .5”

edition of 6

Scaleboard binding: text block stabbed and alum tawed thongs laced through the slots and ends glued to the top of horizontal-grain birch plywood boards. Calf spine, boards covered in marbled paper by Pamela Smith. Vintage paper pastedowns control board warping. As customary for modest bindings in this style, turn-ins pleated are at the corners, the leather is not pared to soften the turn-ins, and there are no headbands. Structure based on Julia Miller’s research.