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By A. W. Lewis

A couple of books exist already which deal quite absolutely with publication crafts and likewise with complex bookbinding, few of them conceal in any aspect the fundamental tools of binding within the easier kinds. This publication is an try to bridge the space by way of delivering step-by-step directions within the crucial operations focused on the binding of books by way of hand in textile and in library type. No initial “book crafts” is advised because it is assumed that enough preparatory paintings could be performed in bookbinding itself by means of the making up of small books of simple writing or drawing paper prior to beginning on books of any price. This e-book may be chanced on beneficial in education schools, paintings faculties, secondary faculties and in night sessions and in addition that adequate unique guideline is given to let a pupil, engaged on his personal, to take action with success.
Книга английского автора А.В.Льюиса о секретах переплётного дела. Ценность данного издания в том, что каждый человек, прочитав подробные пошаговые инструкции, сможет сделать переплёт книги в домашних условиях. Учебник прекрасно иллюстрирован и к каждому действию даётся подробный комментарий. Описаны разные стили переплёта, и дано описание инструментов, необходимых для работы. Также эта книга будет полезной библиотекарям, реставратором, студентам, ученикам школ и колледжей и всем тем, кто любит реставрировать книги.

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This is done on an oilstone which has been lightly smeared with oil. Place the knife flat on the stone and then raise the back slightly so that the OILSTONE edge rests on the stone at Fig. 6 an acute angle, fig. 6E. Rub one side of the knife backwards and forwards on the stone a few times then reverse the knife and rub the other side. Keep rubbing alternate sides until a keen edge is obtained. Make sure that the white line of the blunt edge has completely disappeared before being satisfied that the knife is sharp.

13 paper should never be used when pressing because the damp material may be ruined by the print being transferred from the newspaper. Besides protecting the book the waste paper also prevents any excess paste or glue getting on to the press and the pressing boards. n i p p in g . Nipping, or the process of bringing the two surfaces being pressed into close contact, means exactly what it says, a “nip” and no more. The article to be pressed is placed between sheets of clean waste paper and then between pressing boards and placed centrally under the screw pillar of the nipping press.

Note that clean waste paper is emphasised, newspaper should never be used as the ink may strike off on to the surface of the material and so spoil it. r u b b in g -d o w n . Two types of presses are generally used, an iron nipping press and a standing press. The two plates of the nipping press are accurately finished and thus produce an even parallel pressure over the whole of the press surface. This ensures that the surfaces being pressed are brought into close contact over the whole of their area and are thus made to adhere everywhere.

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