ERIC Number: ED232698
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books. A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology.
Roberts, Matt T.; Etherington, Don
Intended for bookbinders and conservators of library and archival material and for those working in related fields, such as bibliography and librarianship, this dictionary contains definitions for the nomenclature of bookbinding and the conservation of archival material, illustrations of bookbinding equipment and processes, and biographical vignettes of notable binders. Details of the history of bookbinding and discussions of materials used are included, where applicable, in the definitions. In addition, definitions provide answers to questions, e.g., the best treatment for leather bindings, and useful items of information, e.g., the standard sizes of paper. It is noted that the definitions were drawn, whenever possible, from the most authoritative sources available. Sources for definitions are indicated by numbers which refer to the 373-item bibliography included at the end of the dictionary. A series of 13 color photographs of various bindings and endpapers is also included. (ESR)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (LC 1.2:B64/3).
Publication Type: Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reference Materials - Vocabularies/Classifications
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Library of Congress, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Book Binding; Rare Books
Note: Photographs will not reproduce.