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Tacketed binding model with some pretty loud paisley printed suede used for the covering.

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Making models of various board attachment styles. These are models of a Medieval style binding with packed sewing on double cord supports laced into poplar wood boards, and an Ethiopian style binding with cedar wood boards.

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I love the gilder using his hair to get just enough grease to help pick up the sheets of gold leaf from his book of gold leaf sheets. Edit: I have been corrected! The gilder is actually using static electricity, not grease, from his hair to help grab the sheet of gold leaf. Thank you, […]

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I just think this binding is the cutest little thing, what with its combination of floral paste paper and marbled paper. I also miiiiiight have said, “Oh! aren’t you the cutest little thing! Yes you are!” aloud when I was in our special collections reading room.

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This binding has had a rough life. The leather was originally white, as you can see in this corner that used to be protected by a metal corner boss.

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(via https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hpp12fPvkHA) This is an excellent video that shows the damage a ‘quick and easy’ amateur repair can cause to a book. I’ve seen multiple examples of both of these types of “quick fixes” on books in my library. Not only do they fail to actually repair the book in an effective and long-lasting way, they cause […]

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Since I haven’t had much time to take photos of my current work, here’s a throwback photo instead! These are some of the textblocks I made for my historical book models in grad school. The top is for a laced vellum case, on alum tawed thongs with a primary endband on an alum tawed core. […]

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Library valentine about tape

sonofahurricane: npr: conservethis: Roses are red, Violets are blue, If you put tape on your books, I’ll never EVER love you. As a book-lover I support this valentine. -Mabinty can someone explain to me why we hate tape on books? Like book tape (when my mom could spare it) has saved a couple of my […]

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Making paste on a Monday morning.

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Artist’s books on display at the Bainbridge Island Art Museum in Washington state. Top to bottom: “Beyond Blue” by Catherine Alice Michaelis “Icarus” by Mare Blocker “Apothecary for the Landlocked” by Deborah Peek “Bugs” by Carolyn Terry “Nuts” by JoAnna Poehlmann