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Suave Mechanicals

Essays on the History of Bookbinding


Volume 6  •  Julia Miller, editor

This volume is dedicated to the memory of Bernard C. Middleton (1924–2019).

Morgan Simms Adams




Katherine Beaty




Elise Hochhalter

Giselle Simón


Karen Jutzi



Consuela Metzger

Erin Hammeke

Alexander Ames


Julia Miller



Holly Prochaska

Ashleigh Ferguson Schieszer


Randy Silverman



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Identifying Evidence of Textile Curtains in Medieval Manuscripts in the Morgan Library & Museum


Tackets, Buckles, and Overbands: Italian Stationery Bindings of the HBS Medici Family Collection


Life So Far: A Book Model Collection



A Late Coptic Binding with Bridled Leather Boards


The Faith that Binds: Swiss Anabaptist Devotional Bookbindings in Early America


Modeling Ambiguity: The al-Mudil Codex (David Psalter)


Adding Value: Increasing Access and Visibility to Historic Binding Structures


Bernard C. Middleton: A Biography and Bibliography


The Peculiar Impossibility of the Square-Back, Stiff-Spine Case Binding

528 pages   •   584 full-color images   •   hardcover

10 x 7   •   $95.00


ISBN: 9781940965161