Sunday, June 07, 2015

Book #158

Italian Paper-covered binding No. 4

Later in the 18th Century, the Italian longstitch became even more abbreviated and was sewn through one primary wrapper of stiff paper. The sewing almost looks incomplete or unplanned at this point in its evolution. My previous examples were all made with four signatures, but I used six signatures for this one to make the stitching pattern more repetitive - but I think it still looks incomplete!

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