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by Aldren A. Watson


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Before the advent of modern mass-production methods, books were bound by hand to remarkably high standards of quality. has been added to your Cart.

Before the advent of modern mass-production methods, books were bound by hand to remarkably high standards of quality. Beautiful and durable.

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Before the advent of modern mass-production methods, books were bound by hand to remarkably high standards . Aldren A. Watson (1917-2013) was an illustrator and designer as well as woodworker. Beautiful and durable, they appealed to book lovers who appreciated not only a book's content but also the quality and craftsmanship of its binding. He had written and illustrated many magazine articles and books, including The Blacksmith and Country Furniture, published by Norton. He lived and painted in Vermont and New Hampshire until his death in 2013.

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Expert guide to creating fine books by hand. Bibliographical Note. Thorough, detailed instructions, with over 270 helpful illustrations, cover materials, tools and equipment, making a slipcase, rebinding an old book, and more. Also includes 8 specific projects: dust jacket; blank book, single signature; folio; manuscript binding; music binding, and 3 others.

Read Hand Bookbinding, by Aldren . atson online on Bookmate – Expert guide to creating fine . Thorough, detailed instructions, with over 270 helpful illustrations, cover materials, tools and equipment, making a slipcase, rebinding an old book, more. atson online on Bookmate – Expert guide to creating fine books by hand. Also, 8 specific projects: dust jacket; blank book, single signature; folio; manuscript binding; music binding, 3 more. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction (Paperback). Watson (author). Please provide me with your latest book news, views and details of Waterstones’ special offers. Paperback 160 Pages, Published: 22/11/1996.

Before the advent of modern mass-production methods, books were bound by hand to remarkably high standards of quality. Beautiful and durable, they appealed to book lovers who appreciated not only a book’s content but also the quality and craftsmanship of its binding. This expert guide offers a solution.


Comments: (7)

Porgisk
while this is an older book and doesn't cover all the most modern and unusual types of bindings, it provides some very thorough instruction on traditional bookbinding methods including full bound, quarter bound and folio, single signatures and multiple signatures; pressing, weighting, covering boards, mitering corners, casing in, etc. although I purchased another book as well titled 'Bookcraft', I find that this book is the one I go back to repeatedly for reference probably because this is old school, traditional when they didn't cut corners on binding and every aspect was thought out with do diligence. if you're learning and want to create a book that will last a lifetime, this is a terrific resource. I really love this book as it encourages my sense of perfection and I've always thought if you are going to do something, then do it right not half-assed the first time.

if you take the time to read this book first and pay attention to the illustrations, it has indeed retained it's usefulness over time and remains a book you will still see offered over others on many book supply websites. DO NOT let the black and white illustrations discourage you. they are very clear and well rendered to even my old eyes.

I highly recommend even for the novice such as myself.
Jonariara
I absolutely love bookbinding and this book was the start of my passion. I would recommend it to anyone! Not only does it show you step by step with excellent illustrations, it also shows you how to make the tools yourself and offers you addresses to supply stores! Admittedly it's a little old, so some of those stores might be gone, but it's lovely that Watson went the extra mile. Get yourself this book and fall in love with bookbinding!
Yggfyn
An excellent book which has clear illustrations and precise directions for every step of the bookbinding process. It also includes instructions on preparing your own bookbinding tools. If you'd like to bind your own book and appreciate a good clear illustration or two, this is the book for you.

I was hobbling along making unstable books with the help of various videos, tutorials, and Instructables until I got this resource; now I wish I had had it from the very start.

Ironically this book's glue binding is a hassle and the book barely stays open, I have to break the binding or use binder clips just to keep it from snapping shut. But, that's a downfall of pretty much all paperback books so one should know what they're in for...
Mojind
This is a very good book- clearly written and well illustrated. Bookbinding is an interesting subject, in that there isn't any one book that covers it all. I think this is because there are so many ways to bind a book. If you understand the basics of book binding and you look carefully at all of the books you own, you will find that many of them are bound at least slightly differently from the others.

If you want to quickly bind single sheets of paper into a book (as opposed to binding signatures), I suggest you look into "fan binding" combined with diagonal slits in the spine, with string in the slits. I have tried this method and it creates a strong, durable binding. I use this method rather than the signature method, because my printer won't print signatures.
Vetalol
Watson is a superb illustrator, providing clear drawings of tools and processes in several fields. Because of my enjoyment of his books on both carpentry and blacksmithing (highest marks for both of these), I purchased this book on bookbinding. I was not disappointed. His drawings and descriptions of the tools and processes are once again clear, accurate, and informed by careful research.
Perdana
This book is dated but probably one of the best books on the subject. It is a perfect reference tool.
Hellblade
This is an awesome book! It shows a lot of details on how to put a book together. I recommend it for anyone interested in making their own books from hand.
This is a re-printed edition of Watson's original. I've used it many times to teach college students Japanese and Case binding. It's neither flashy, nor slick, but that keeps the price very reasonable. It has simple drawings which illustrate the step by step, clearly written instructions. Using drawings rather than photographs allows the author to zero in on and emphasize only what's necessary to show each step. Compared to many other more expensive how-to books on binding, Watson's humble book has everything you'll need to teach yourself. There's a section in the back about tools, which ones to buy, and how to make some of your own.
Hand Bookbinding: A Manual of Instruction download epub
Graphics & Design
Author: Aldren A. Watson
ISBN: 0026244306
Category: Computers & Technology
Subcategory: Graphics & Design
Language: English
Publisher: Macmillan Pub Co; 1st edition (November 1, 1986)
Pages: 160 pages