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Suave Mechanicals Essays on the History of Bookbinding, Vol. 1


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Nine authors writing on nine topics. This collection of essays, published as the first volume of a series of studies on the history of bookbinding, sets a high standard for interesting and groundbreaking scholarship in the history of books.

  • Evyn KropfHistorical, Repair, Recycling, and Recovering Phenomena in the Islamic Bindings of the University of Michigan Library: Exploring the Codicological Evidence
  • Sylvie L. MerianProtection, against the Evil Eye? Votive Offerings on Armenian Manuscript Bindings
  • Consuela G. Metzger, Colonial Blankbooks in the Winterthur Library
  • Robert J. Milevski, A Primer on Signed Bindings
  • Julia Miller, Not Just Another Beautiful Book: A Typology of American Scaleboard Bindings
  • Jeffrey S. Peachey, Beating, Rolling, and Pressing: The Compression of Signatures in Bookbinding Prior to Sewing
  • Martha E. Romero, European Influence in the Binding of Mexican Printed Books of the Sixteenth Century
  • Jennifer W. Rosner, Papier-Mâché Bindings: “Shining in Black and Gorgeous with Pearl and Gold”

  • John Townsend, The 1715 Mohawk Prayer Book: A Study of Six Copies in Colonial American Scaleboard Bindings

An accompanying DVD (included) contains additional photographs.

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