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Forthcoming Titles

Waters Rising

Peter Waters and Book Conservation at the

Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale di Firenze after the 1966 Flood


Sheila Waters

Yours Respectfully, William Berwick

Paper Conservation in the

United States and Western Europe,

1800 to 1935


Christine A. Smith


 Paper & Mediums

Study Collection


compiled by Cathleen A. Baker


Just Published

Suave Mechanicals

Essays on the History of Bookbinding


Volume 2  •  Julia Miller, editor

Hanji Unfurled

One Journey into Korean Papermaking


Aimee Lee

From the Hand to the Machine

Nineteenth-Century American Paper and Mediums: Technologies, Materials, and Conservation


Cathleen A. Baker

Suave Mechanicals

Essays on the History of Bookbinding


Volume 1  •  Julia Miller, editor

Books Will Speak Plain

A Handbook for Identifying and

Describing Historical Bindings


Julia Miller

Killing Green

An Account of Hand Papermaking

in China


Elaine Koretsky

Paper and Threshold

The Paradox of Spiritual Connection in Asian Cultures


Dorothy Field

Published Titles