Bookbinding, Book Repair and Conservation References and Resources

Bookbinding, Book Repair and Conservation References and Resources

Still locked down, new to binding, just need some helpful hints. There is a lot of them on the web and here are a few we have put together. 

DAS Bookbinding - YouTube


https://www.youtube.com › channel  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbCGQEhxF94sQqb3zUqChXw
 
This series of videos takes you through how to bind a type of book called a rounded and backed case bound book. This is may be the most common style of ...

 

Web Sites, Newsletter & Publications:

 

J Hewitt & Sons Ltd – Skin deep

W: http://www.hewit.com/skin_deep/

 

 The Bone Folder – an e-journal for the bookbinder and book artist

W: http://www.philobiblon.com/bonefolder/

 

 University of Illinois’ - Library

Preservation and conservation section

W: http://www.library.illinois.edu/prescons/

 

 Dartmouth College – College Library

Has simple book repair manual available

W: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~library/preservation/

 

Eden Workshops – A Bookbinders Resource

book binding equipment, learn bookbinding at home, etc and online tutorials on – silver book clasps, paper making, gilding, single section binding, paste papers, cloth & leather corners, how to make parchment paper & imitation vellum, sewing frame plans, grain direction, booklet sewing, antique finishes to gold leaf.

W: http://www.edenworkshops.com/

Equipment

W: http://www.edenworkshops.com/Book_Binding_Equipment_World_Wide.html

 

The Abby Newsletter

Preservation library and archival materials

W: http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey

 

The Alkaline Paper Advocate – pre Abby Newsletter publication

W: http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey/ap/  

 

Archival survival

W: https://archivalsurvival.com.au/

 

Book_Arts-L - based at Syracuse University

Tutorials & Reference

W: http://www.philobiblon.com/tutorials.shtml

  

Publishers’ Bindings Online – University of Alabama Libraries

Search the collection, teaching tools, research tools

W: http://bindings.lib.ua.edu/about.html

 

The Denis Gouey Bookbinding Studio

Bookbinding.com is a site dedicated to book binding. Our aim is to help you understand what book binding is by answering the many questions you may have, with examples and text written on the art of binding books.

If you are looking for how-to links, Practical Bookbinding or Bookbinding for Amateurs are a good start, with great tips for hobby and professional bookbinders alike. Useful for Grade School Teachers, Paper and Cardboard Construction, and for the aspiring designer, An Essay on Color.

Diderot pages on Bookbinding will help you with the equipment necessary for the trade, specially if you wish to build your own presses, sewing frames, cutting plows etc.

Museum boxes are an important part of bookbinding and preservation, so I prepared a step by step tutorial on the process. Sometimes some skills cross over from trade to trade. It's in this spirit that I have published a rare work on Gilding and Bronzing picture frames, where you will find pointers on this topic. Also has a complete list of our publications.

W: http://bookbinding.com/

 

Oak Knoll Press and Oak Knoll Books

Welcome to the Oak Knoll website, home of Oak Knoll Press, publisher, and Oak Knoll Books, rare and out-of print bookseller. Our database contains the world's largest inventory of books about books and bibliography. (papermaking, book collecting, bookbinding, etc)

W: http://www.oakknoll.com/

 

Library of Congress Preservation Directorate

EBook: Boxes for the protection of books: Their design and construction 

W: http://books.google.com.au/books?id=dcuMrSLvH7MC&printsec=frontcover&dq=boxes+for+the+protection+of+rare+books&source=bl&ots=eqGV8cy_kG&sig=z27_fXQf55CI9iDSNizh7jdEcq0&hl=en&ei=HZDjS6qTIY3-7AOBl_n8BA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4&ved=0CC8Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=boxes%20for%20the%20protection%20of%20rare%20books&f=false 

 

The Art of the Book

Anything and everything related to the book, including, but not limited to, online book exhibits, journals, tutorials, materials and tool resources, paper arts, typography, art that fits in books, announcements of competitions, blogs ....

W: http://theartofthebook.blogspot.com/2006/12/free-online-bookbinding-books.html

 

Centre for the history of the book

Part of the University of Edinburgh

https://www.ed.ac.uk/literatures-languages-cultures/chb

Tom Cole – director of the Centre –

https://tommole.org/centre-for-the-history-of-the-book/

 

 Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Vocational/Bookbinding

From Wikibooks, the open-content textbooks collection. References - Wikipedia Article on Bookbinding, How to make a simple hardcover book, The Art of Bookbinding 1897 online, Bookbinding and the Care of books 1902, glossary of book terms, Bookbinding and the Conservation of books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, Bookbinding for Beginners

W: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Adventist_Youth_Honors_Answer_Book/Vocational/Bookbinding

 

Wiki How - the how to manual that you can edit

How to Repair a Book's Binding

W: http://www.wikihow.com/Repair-a-Book%27s-Binding

 

 American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works

Book Conservation and Paper Conservation catalogues

W: http://www.conservation-wiki.com/index.php?title=Book_%26_Paper

 

Bookbinding and the Conservation of books

A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

W: http://cool.conservation-us.org/don/don.html

 

Conservation on line Resources for Conservation Professionals

W: http://cool.conservation-us.org/

 

Bookdealer.org

Cleaning books, bar codes, book sizes, ISBN, book glossary, book conditions, common abbreviations

W: http://www.bookdealer.org/

 

The Evilrooster

The goal of the bookweb is to encourage you, dear reader, to become a better binder. I believe that, as a craft, bookbinding requires one to practice to achieve mastery. I know many people who take binding classes from time to time, but who don't get the kind of intensive, repetitive practice that drives them up the learning curve. There are various obstacles to binding outside of a course: lack of equipment, lack of money, lack of information and instruction, lack of confidence, lack of space, lack of time. I can't help you with the lack of time; with two small children and a job, all I can do is sympathise. But I hope that the tips, descriptions, reviews, and confessions of error on this site can help you remove whatever other obstacles you have and get you binding. Tools and equipment, specific techniques, bindings, book reviews, useful links and a gallery of works

W: http://bookweb.sunpig.com/index.htm

 

Cynthia and Hugh's Home Page

From the front page scroll down and click on the ‘Bookbinding’ tag. This will take you a series of pages starting with Binding books, at the bottom of this page are a series of links to ‘Procedures’ including typesetting and printing; folding; sewing; gluing the book block; trimming; attach the cover boards; apply the cover; lining the boards; finishing. Each of these links has text and graphics of the steps involved in the process, the steps are all linked so that you can go back and forward between the stages of the process.  The site also has a list of ‘References’ and a ‘Bibliography’.

W: https://www.csparks.com/Bookbinding/index.xhtml

 

Talas

Amazing listing for this suppler of  Adhesives, Archival Storage, Bookbinding Tools & Supplies, Books, Chemicals & Deacidification, Cleaners and Polishers, Environmental Controls, Instruments & Measures, Fabrics & Textiles, Fasteners & Hardware, Films & Non-Wovens, Gilding & Finishing Materials, Hot Stamping Machines & Tools, Leathers, Vellums & Parchment, Pigments, Paints, Dyes & Inks, Safety & Laboratory Supplies, Sample Books, Specials & New Products, Tissues, Papers & Boards, Tools & Brushes, excellent alphabetical search as well as Browse All Products or By Category and has a Downloadable catalogue.

Also available a series of ‘kits & supplier for everyone’, these are a series of pre packaged kits for: book repair, finishing tool set, TALAS repair tool kit. Also of interest are three sample books of binder’s boards - Davey, Eterno and Heritage.

W: http://talasonline.com/info/aboutus.cfm

  

The E. Lingle Craig Preservation Laboratory Repair and Enclosure Treatment Manual

The purpose of this manual is to document the repair and enclosure treatments commonly performed in the Conservation unit serving the circulating collections of the Indiana University Libraries at the Bloomington campus. The idea for this manual originally came from Karissa Tatman, who created the first model for a manual of this type while serving an internship here. Karissa later became a full-time conservation technician in our department.

http://www.indiana.edu/~libpres/manual/manfront.html

 

 Google Books

Bookbinding search –

W: http://www.google.com.au/search?tbm=bks&tbo=1&q=bookbinding

 

Book repair search -

W: http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&tbo=1&tbs=bks%3A1&q=book+repair&aq=f&aqi=g9g-s1&aql=&oq=

 

Book conservation search -

W: http://www.google.com.au/search?hl=en&tbo=1&tbs=bks%3A1&q=book+conservation&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=

 

Tutorial on making a book

W: http://www.jamiebutler.com/tutorial.php

 

My Handbound Books – Bookbinding Blog

W: http://myhandboundbooks.blogspot.com/

 

 

Book measurements and sizes info

W: http://www.bookdealer.org/book-measurements-sizes

 

Tips from the bookbinders bench

One of a series of excellent bookbinding DVD tutorials available from http://www.edenworkshops.com. 

W: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pbmYv6oqcrk&feature=related

  

MAY BE OF INTEREST

Folded Book Art

W: http://www.google.com.au/images?q=folded+book+art&rls=com.microsoft:en-au&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&redir_esc=&um=1&ie=UTF-8&source=univ&ei=rg-YTKO4FozqvQOrzIz4DA&sa=X&oi=image_result_group&ct=title&resnum=1&ved=0CCQQsAQwAA&biw=1259&bih=599

 

W: http://freshlyfound.blogspot.com/2009/03/latest-on-those-folded-books.html

 

W: http://www.pbase.com/donverger/bookguess

 

Make your own equipment

 

Book weights

W: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yharZW-5sMM&feature=related

W: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Keh2hOvrB9U

 

Book press

W: http://www.instructables.com/id/Book-Press/

W: http://bookweb.sunpig.com/equipment/woodpress.htm

W: http://bookweb.sunpig.com/equipment/metalpress.htm

 

 Working press

W: http://bookweb.sunpig.com/equipment/wkpress.htm

W: http://bookweb.sunpig.com/equipment/rodwkpr.htm

W: http://bookweb.sunpig.com/equipment/clwkpr.htm

 

A Simple Bookbinder's Laying Press and Plough

W: http://www.csparks.com/Bookbinding/LayingPress/index.xhtml

 

A simple finishing press

W: http://www.greenchairpress.com/blog/?page_id=605  

 

A Simple Cutting Jig

For perfect bindings

W: http://www.diybookbinding.com/diy-book-binding-equipment-binding-jig-for-perfect-bound-books/

 

The minimal bindery requirements:

W: http://bookweb.sunpig.com/equipment/minequip.htm

 

How to Make a Simple Hardcover Book.

W: http://www.mothteeth.com/bookmaking/

 

Three Basic Book Repair Procedures - 1

W: http://www.philobiblon.com/bkrepair/BookRepair.html

 

Brian Sawyer site

W: http://briansawyer.net/2007/03/20/bookbinding-links-roundup/

 

 

Bindery in a box

W: http://www.deasasso.com/bindery-in-a-box.html

 

 

You Tube

A quick search of instructions on ‘how to….’ Will bring up a large number of links.

 

Hand sewing series of tutorials – not in English

W: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fCVq6StJ9o4&feature=related

 

Coptic binding

W: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4BMSrm0QOt0&feature=related

 

bookbinding stiches

W: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZNqxQXrYcD4&feature=related

 

Beginning bookbinding

W: http://www.squidoo.com/bookbinding101

 

 New additions to the listing:

 

Australian Institute for the conservation of cultural materials

The AICCm is a professional organization for conservation in Australia.

W: http://www.aiccm.org.au/

 

State Library of Queensland

A good source of local information, services and materials.

W: http://www.slq.qld.gov.au/

 

National Library of Australia

The pre-eminent source for the documentary records of Australia.

W: http://www.nla.gov.au/

 

The Society of Bookbinders

A UK based educational charity dedicated to traditional and contemporary bookbinding and the preservation and conservation of the printed and written word

W: http://www.societyofbookbinders.com/

 

Bibliographical Society London (UK)

A leading learned society dealing with the study of the book and its history – founded in 1892.

W: http://www.bibsoc.org.uk/

 

Guild of Book Workers (USA)

A non-profit organization for all the book arts founded in 1906.

W: https://guildofbookworkers.blogspot.com/     

 

 

Designer Bookbinders (UK)

The principle bookbinding society in Great Britain and one of the foremost in the world. It is devoted to the maintenance and improvement of standards of design and craft in hand bookbinding by means of exhibitions, teaching and publications.

W: http://www.designerbookbinders.org.uk/

 

British Library

An online information service.

W: http://www.bl.uk/

 

Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

W: http://cool.conservation-us.org/don/don.html

 

Bookbinders chronicle channel

http://www.youtube.com/user/BookbindersChronicle?feature=watch

Canadian guild

https://www.cbbag.ca/

History lesson

http://www.ndl.go.jp/incunabula/e/index.html

 

Bookbinding info 

http://hubpages.com/hub/Book-Binding-Methods

 

U-tube on boxes

Slip case – 4 part clip on process

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccWnUQqFyKg

 

Clam shell

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sZ-WnIpO7j4&feature=related

 

http://bibliocat.wordpress.com/2007/04/21/making-a-clamshell-box/

 Corrugated clam shell

http://cool.conservation-us.org/byorg/abbey/an/an15/an15-6/an15-610.html

 

 

A Tribute to Maurice Betteridge

 

Maurice was a long time member of the VBG and was renowned for his Bible Collection. Maurice collected rare bibles from round the world, but not being wealthy usually bought those which were in dire need of restoration, which he learned to do and accomplished with great skill.  He passed away in April. This testimonial from Rhyss Bezzant  and others.  

 

(Maurice is in the centre, wearing a blue sweater)

Maurice Stanley Betteridge (1927-2020) was the seventh Principal of Ridley College, following the tenure of Leon Morris. He brought to the position broad experience of the worldwide church, keen academic interest in church history (especially the Reformation), a heart for evangelistic preaching, and experience of leadership in ministry contexts. But perhaps he is remembered best of all for his gentle wit and kind pastoral ways. He and his wife Jacqueline, who predeceased him, invited many students into their home and made the Ridley community a more collaborative environment for study and work. His death this week will be grieved by many Christian leaders in different parts of the globe.

Maurice was a New Zealander, the second to be appointed as Principal of Ridley with Stuart Barton Babbage the first. Maurice’s links with the College were built early, as he was ordained in 1951/1952 in the Diocese of Nelson by Bishop P.W. Stephenson, who was Ridley’s first graduate in 1914! It is remarkable that Maurice’s connection to the College went right back to its founding. Long before arriving to work in Melbourne, he had stayed at Ridley when invited to be the speaker at a mission held by the Melbourne University Evangelical Union in the early 1960s. He had studied at the General Theological Seminary in New York City, served as Chaplain to the University of New England, and based in Sydney was General Secretary of the Church Missionary Society from 1973-1978. In these diverse locations, Maurice developed insights into the complexities of evangelical ministry, but always affirmed his confidence in the Gospel of the Kingdom. He was not afraid to highlight the weaknesses of Christians past: once when I gave a lecture on Nicholas Ridley to mark the 450th anniversary of his martyrdom in 2005, Maurice pointed out to me that I had failed to note Ridley’s cantankerous character!

As Principal of Ridley (1979-1992), which at that stage incorporated both a theological college and a residential college of the University of Melbourne, Maurice brought energy and resolve. Finally, a fit-to-purpose library was completed in 1984, with new lecture rooms beneath, a bookshop was opened, a new degree in theology was launched, certificate level courses were offered in suburban locations, and the faculty tripled in size. While Leon Morris’s leadership had taken as its template a vicar with his curates (namely the faculty!), Maurice saw himself as first among equals and cultivated an esprit de corps which suited the mood of the times. The 1980s were days when the entrepreneurial spirit captured the international moment, so Ridley began several new programs to win new enrolments. Intentional youth ministry training was initiated, and study tours to the Middle East were introduced. Different overseas speakers were invited to lecture at the College, for example, Dick Lucas from St Helen’s Bishopsgate and Alister McGrath from Wycliffe Hall, Oxford. Maurice supported women called to the ordained ministry of the church, first to the diaconate in 1986 and to the priesthood in 1992.

Many still speak fondly of Maurice’s lectures in Reformation history and especially remember him using an overhead projector to illustrate a theological point by means of woodcuts. His hobby was to bind books, many of which will make their way to the Gravitas Room for display in our refurbished library. He grew tired towards the end of his time as Principal but still managed for some years after retirement to serve at St James’ Ivanhoe and to lecture in Reformation History at the Presbyterian Theological College in Melbourne. His last visit to Ridley was a happy time of sharing stories over lunch with former students. We brought him into the Dining Room to introduce him to a new generation of students, and he received a warm ovation. His portrait, the first to be composed from a live sitting, has above his right ear a rectangular upright. Long have students wondered whether this represents an open window onto the world outside or the foot of the cross. Either works. Maurice was keenly aware of the responsibility of Christians to their community, and of our obedience motivated by Christ’s atoning death. We can be thankful as a College community for a life well lived and a servant now being welcomed home.
Words from Rhys Bezzant.

Some testimonials
Maurice is remembered as a kind, gentle and unpretentious man who was a clear preacher of God’s Word able to take deep theological principles and make them relevant to the ordinary lay person. He had a warm infectious smile and he and Jacqui had a great ministry of hospitality together. At the funeral, he was remembered as someone with a great intellect and yet a very practical man, with a love for golf, and of course, books. In the last days, I remember well simply visiting him, reading the Bible with him, and then discussing the passage before we prayed together.’ – Stephen May (Vicar, St James’ Ivanhoe).

‘Maurice had a deep love for the Anglican Reformation, and exemplified the best of that tradition: a love for the Scriptures, trust in the Gospel of Christ and God’s grace, a respect for the past, and careful scholarship.’ – Peter Adam (former principal).

‘My favourite memory of Maurice was when Darren Waterworth, Business Manager at the time, returning from community lunch walked up to him not realising who he was, to ask whether he realised that he was on private property and shouldn’t be wandering around. Maurice then identified himself and his relationship with Ridley and returned to the office having a great chuckle about almost being ‘bounced off’ the property!’ – Katrine Bramley (Registrar).

As Principal, Maurice accepted the responsibilities involved, while treating staff as valued colleagues. I was there for all of his Ridley years, happy ones for me: in his first year, Maurice adapted my teaching timetable so that I could finish my doctoral thesis (which he bound beautifully), and continued to encourage my writing…I give thanks to God for Maurice Betteridge, for his gentle strength, wise insights, delight in the beauty of design, craft and people, and above all for the grace of Christ shown in his life and ministry.’ – Charles Sherlock (former faculty).