- ISBN: 0963768263
- ISBN: 9780963768261
- ISBN: 0963768220
- ISBN: 9780963768223
- ISBN: 0963768247
- ISBN: 9780963768247
- ISBN: 096376828X
- ISBN: 9780963768285
- ISBN: 0963768298
- ISBN: 9780963768292
- Physical Description: 5 volumes : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Edition: Rev. & expanded ed.
- Publisher: Rochester, N.Y. : Keith Smith Books, 1999-2002.
|General Note:|| "Book number 128"--Vol. 1.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references (v. 1, page 343) and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| v. 1. Book number 128: books without paste or glue -- v. 2. Book number 169: 1-2- & 3- section sewings. Decorative sewing patterns -- v. 3. Book number 170: exposed spine sewings -- v. 4. Book number 202: Smith's sewing single sheets -- v. 5. Book number 211: Quick leather bindings.
|Summary, etc.:|| Volume I is not only about how to bind a book, the first part of this text is about developing an approach to binding. Sewing a blank book or rebinding an existing one differs from creating a book of text and/or pictures. Volume 2 is a thorough text for sewing one, two, or three sections onto continuous support paper or vellum covers. The sewing path of each book creates a decorative sewing on the spine. Volume 3 is in has two parts. Part 1 is devoted to diagramming various true and false kettle and link stitches. Since the sewings in Part 2 require a sewing frame, three are diagrammed, in case you do not wish to invest in the expense of buying a sewing frame. Volume 4 has sewings which can be used to bind single sheets of paper, board, plexiglass or even metal. The bindings open flat to any page, unlike traditional post-bindings and stab bindings commonly used to bind single sheets. Volume 5 covers bindings of hard cover quarter leather. Unnecessary steps mentioned in earlier books, have been eliminated or simplified to: 1) No equipment is used ; 2) Tools are limited to needle and thread, scissors, bone folder, X-Acto knife and metal straightedge; 3) Leather on the spine is limited to quarter leather to eliminate the messy process of trying to fold leather around the corners of the boards at the foredge; and 4) All use of glue and paste is eliminated. This saves time, eliminating weights and waits. The boards are finished before the book block is sewn to it. Some of the bindings described contain a book block of a single section or signature. A 2-section book block can have from 4 to 48 pages. All the sewings can be quarter cloth if you prefer not to use leathers.
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