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Consists of twelve binding models with leather and various papers and sewing supports, wooden boards, and museum board. Accompanied by a 45 page illustrated booklet outlining key structural features of each binding, and providing numerous references for further study. This reference set of binding models is based on Karen Hanmer's popular workshop "Biblio tech: reverse engineering historical and modern binding structures". The models remain uncovered and only partially completed so methods of board attachment, sewing, spine lining, and endsheet construction are visible. Each model measures approximately 13 x 9 x 1 cm. Issued in an artist-made drop-spine box (30 x 20 x 9 cm) with title on paper label attached to spine of box. Illustrated guidebook is signed and numbered in ink by the artist.

Exterior covering of Biblio Tech The 12 binding models

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