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Product Details

  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Oak Knoll Press and The British Library; First edition (October 9, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9781584562689
  • ISBN-13: 978-1584562689
  • ASIN: 1584562684
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 8.8 x 9.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #871,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'[Fine Bookbinding] is a seminal work by a master craftswoman, distilled from a lifetimes teaching; it is a meticulous work of the utmost integrity and a lesson in what craftsmanship truly involves. There is detail and forethought in every step taken.' Sylvie Gokulsing, The Scribe 'a landmark publication written with authority' Graham Stevens, Designer Bookbinders Newsletter June 2010 'For those working alone and without the advantage of a tutor to hand this book will be all but indispensable. I am determined to clear my workspace to make room for it.' Alan Isaac, The Society of Bookbinders Newsletter Number 1 / April 2010 'I recommend Fine Bookbinding to anyone who is ready to learn to bind a book in leather.' Journal of the Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Jen Lindsay is a bookbinder with extensive experience in teaching, lecturing, and writing on bookbinding and the history of the book. She first studied bookbinding at Camberwell School of Art and Crafts, London (1977-1979), and then worked as a freelance bookbinder. She was a bookbinding tutor and Program Convener for the BA Bookbinding and BA Calligraphy programs at Roehampton Institute, West London (1983-2001) and then bookbinding tutor at The City Literary Institute, London (2001-2005).

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I give it the highest rating for experienced and new binders alike.
Love Life
It's well written, organized to easily find where you need help and provides clear instructions and numerous photographs.
Martha Rome
I wish I'd bought this one first... could have saved a couple of hundred dollars on the others.
Jay Walsh

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Love Life on May 19, 2011
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If you want a book with exactly what you are supposed to do to accomplish a fine binding - this is it. Clear, precise,. well written instructions. Your only reference book. I give it the highest rating for experienced and new binders alike. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1584562684/ref=cm_cr_rev_prod_title
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Martha Rome on January 4, 2014
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This book fell into my hands a little randomly, so I feel quite lucky. It's well written, organized to easily find where you need help and provides clear instructions and numerous photographs. A few of the photos aren't clear enough to use easily, but most are very helpful. A great bench side manual for fine binding. To use this book well, you would want to have tried the process once or have an experienced binder work with you.

My notes were good but this book completes them with great detail. An excellent resource!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Bo on January 28, 2014
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This book is amazing, but I just had to laugh when the first day I got it the binding came off completely. Even funnier was that the binding was glued together (hilarious because the Author makes a big deal about sewing a binding together being the best way to bind a book and how gluing was trash. he made his point) The cover coming off was no big deal, the book is still in easily usable shape and no pages are coming out or anything of that nature. It will be interesting to rebind this book on binding!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jay Walsh on March 5, 2013
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The headline says it all. I've got a huge library on bookbinding and, let's face it, there are just a few ways to correctly leather bind a book. I wish I'd bought this one first... could have saved a couple of hundred dollars on the others. Don't let the price scare you off – in this case you truly get what you paid for.
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