Thursday, August 20, 2015
I have been reading a book called Pamphlet Binding from 1925, which details the making of pamphlets in a production bindery. There is some discussion of how machines are taking over many of the tasks in the bindery but it also details various ways of binding pamphlets by hand. The little book that I made today is made using one of the techniques described in this book, simply referred to as sewing two on. It is a technique intended for a thin 2-signature pamphlet: the signatures are stitched, the spine is reinforced with muslin, and a paper cover is pasted on.