Thursday, March 03, 2016

Book #342

Stamp. Pal. V 1852

Back to my efforts of recreating the bindings examined in Langwe's book Limp Bindings from the Vatican Library. Today's model is based on a book from 1564 that had its signatures sewn directly to a parchment cover using this very tricky method that is supposed to have a tidy little bead chain formed along the top and bottom of each set of stitches - I tried but the technique looks much better on the original.

Also, it is World Book Day! A good thing to celebrate.

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