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Millimeter Binding / Edelpappband, Peter D. Verheyen Jan 2005

Millimeter Binding / Edelpappband, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

What we call the “millimeter” binding in North America is a “nobler” version of the German “pappband,” or paper binding, hence the name “edelpappband.” The technique is based on the German case (Bradel) binding which is covered in paper. What distinguishes the technique is that cloth, leather, or vellum trim is added to the head and tail, foredges, and/or corners for greater durability, making the book more elegant at the same time. This article describes how to complete a binding using this technique.


Springback Ledger Bindings, Peter D. Verheyen Jan 2005

Springback Ledger Bindings, Peter D. Verheyen

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

During his introduction, Richard Baker described how, while Deputy Head of the Conservation Bindery of the Johns Hopkins University Library'he was introduced to the springback binding. The historical development of the springback, originally patented in Great Britain in 1799 by John and Joseph Williams, is described in Bernard Middleton's History of English Craft Bookbinding, but Middleton does not detail the steps required to complete a binding. The springbackalso has a long history in the German binding tradition, where it continues to see regular use, especially for guestbooks. As a style, the springback is firmly rooted in the "trade ...


2005 Preservation Calendar, Donia Conn, Central New York Library Resource Council Jan 2005

2005 Preservation Calendar, Donia Conn, Central New York Library Resource Council

Libraries' and Librarians' Publications

Text and images illustrating common preservation problems affecting library and archival materials including books, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, textiles, audio recordings with tips on preserving them. From the 2005 Central New York Library Resource Councils (CLRC) 2005 calendar.