Sunday, January 18, 2015

Book #18

16th Century Ledger Binding

This is another example of an historic ledger binding. In this case I was replicating the construction but not the materials. This ledger binding is based on a 16th century European example where the textblock is sewn onto supports which are woven into the cover. The tacketed overbands cover the woven sewing supports.

4 comments:

Unknown said...

That's beautiful! Thanks for your recommendation of Keith Smith books. I picked one up at the library and it's so interesting.

MyHandboundBooks said...

Thanks Carley Bibin. Have fun trying some of these yourself!

Sarah said...

Beautifully done!

MyHandboundBooks said...

Thanks, Sarah :)