The Legacy Press

 

Books about the Printing, Paper, and Bookbinding Arts

 

Reading through Suave Mechanicals [volumes 1 and 2], I marveled at how unique it is.... The essays do not move in an obvious, orderly fashion from subject to subject but are as diverse and surprising as the books and techniques they describe.... Learning to recognize and "read" this mute history, to treasure and preserve it, is one of the goals of The Legacy Press and its publications.  —David Brock

 

 

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Cathleen A. Baker   •

 

 

Thomas E. Conroy   •

 

 

Thomas E. Conroy   •

 

 

Jim Croft    •

 

 

Julia Miller   •

 

 

 

 

Rosa Scobey Moore   •

 

 

Pamela J. Spitzmueller   •

 

 

Examination and Image-Capturing Techniques

 

Binding at Midcentury: The Rivers of America Competition of 1946

 

Bio-Bibliographical List of Individual Bookbinders (on DVD)

 

Finding Suitable Wood for Book Boards and Related Considerations (also on DVD)

 

Puzzle Me This: Early Binding Fragments in the Papyrology Collection of the University of Michigan Library (additional images on DVD)

 

Finding Identity on the Endpapers: Folk Traditions of Writing and Drawing in Books

 

A Visual Dictionary of Traditional Long- and Linkstitch Bookbinding Terminology

454 pages  •  427 images  •  full color  •  cloth, sewn DVD  •  2015

 

ISBN 9780979797484  •  $75.00

Suave Mechanicals

Essays on the History of Bookbinding

 

Volume 2  •  Julia Miller, editor