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Title: Biblio Tech

Biblio Tech

Biblio Tech

Biblio Tech: Reverse engineering historical and modern binding structures | 2013 | $3000

Models of individual binding structures are also available separately. Please inquire.

Illustrated guidebook in unfolded sheets | $60
Forty-five pages, three sections, laser printed onto 70 lb text weight ivory paper, unfolded page size (short grain) 8.5 x 11". Includes four matching blank sheets for use as endpapers.

Print on demand version available directly from Lulu.com | $15

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Set of twelve binding models with leather and various papers and sewing supports, wooden boards, museum board. Housed in clamshell box.

Each binding approximately 5 x 3.25 x .5”

This reference set of twelve binding models is based on Karen Hanmer's popular workshop Biblio Tech: Reverse engineering historical and modern binding structures. The models remain uncovered and only partially completed so methods of board attachment, sewing, spine lining, and endsheet construction are visible.

The set is accompanied by a forty-five page illustrated guidebook outlining key structural features of each binding, and providing numerous references for further study. The hand-bound manual is sewn in three signatures and presented in a German stiffened paper binding.

These models are a valuable reference for libraries, book arts programs, or for anyone who is interested in learning more about the engineering aspects of the book.

Structures include:

Please note these sets are made to order and may not be available for immediate delivery. Turn-around time is nine to twelve months.