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NEW TITLES

Jen Lindsay

Fine Bookbinding : a technical guide 

This is the revised 2nd edition of this popular, long out-of-print book by the highly respected bookbinder, scholar, and teacher. The book will be printed and available in both the US and the UK; the versions are identical.

 

“First, a cut to the chase: if you are interested in the process of creating a full leather binding, no matter your level of skill or experience, buy this book…. A fine binding is not a beginner’s structure. But in her introduction, Lindsay  suggests to novices, “why wait?,” that “making a fine binding is a good education in observation, attention to detail, and meticulous workmanship: all essential wherever you think your real interest lies lies – repair and conservation, edition binding, artists’ books, jobbing binding, box making or even fine binding ... if you can make a fine binding, you will have learned much more than just that.” Karen Hanmer, The Bonefolder (Spring 2010).

216 pages  •  266 illustrations  •  hardcover, sewn

USA: $70.00  •  ISBN 9781940965277

Expected early August 2024

UK: £55.00  •  ISBN 9781940965307

Order through J Hewit & Sons Ltd.: https://www.hewit.com/news/?year=2024&month=july

Islamic Bookbinding revealed through the lens of the Montefiascone Conservation Project

Essayists include Cheryl Porter, Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair, Alison Ohta, Kristine Rose-Beers, Jim Bloxam and Shaun Thomson, and Marco Di Bella; edited by Julia Miller.

This book has been printed in both the USA and the UK.

272 pages  •  220 illustrations  •  full color  •  softcover

 

USA: $55.00  •  ISBN 9781940965253

Order through Oak Knoll Books: 

https://www.oakknoll.com/pages/books/140983

UK: £45.00  •  ISBN 9781940965291

Order through Archetype Publications: https://archetype.co.uk/

Click on the book cover for more information and to order from our full-service distributor, Oak Knoll Books.
For Books in Sheets, scroll to the bottom of the page.

In-Print Titles

Bookbinding

Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding

Editor: Julia Miller

 

[All volumes in the Suave Mechanicals series are in full color, hardcover/sewn, 10 x 7 in.; vols. 3, 4, and 6 are out of print.]

Vol. 8

528 pages

411 illustrations

9781940965246

2023 • $120.00

Vol. 7

620 pages

368 illustrations

9781953421081

2021 • $115.00

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Vol. 5

464 pages

531 illustrations

9781940965123

2019 • $85.00

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Vol. 2

454 pages

427 illustrations

9780979797484

2015 • $75.00

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Vol. 1

534 pages

485 illustrations

9780979797453

2013 • $85.00

David Pearson

Cambridge Bookbinding, 1450–1770

344 pages • 508 illustrations • full color • hardcover, sewn • 10 x 7 in. • 2023 • 9781940965239 • $115.00

Julia Miller

Books Will Speak Plain: A Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings

3rd edition, revised and enlarged

720 pages • 390 illustrations • full color • hardcover, sewn • 10 x 7 in. • 2023 • 9781940965192 • $150.00. Click here for Awards/Reviews.

Georgios Boudalis

On the Edge: Endbands in the Book-binding Traditions of the Eastern Mediterranean

352 pages • 424 illustrations • full color • hardcover, sewn • 10 x 7 in. • 2022 • 9781953421111 • $80.00

Gary Frost

A Crafted Typology of the Codex: Book Modelmaking as an Approach to Material Book Study

100 pages • 53 illustrations • full color • softcover • 10 x 7 in. • 2021 • 9781953421067 • $17.50

Theodore C. Petersen

Coptic Bookbindings in the Pierpont Morgan Library

Editor: Francisco H. Trujillo

532 pages • 370 illustrations • full color • hardcover, sewn • 11 x 8 in. • 2021 • 9781953421043 • $150.00

Julia Miller

Traditions and Individuality: Bindings from the University of Michigan Greek Manuscript Collection

661 pages • 731 illustrations • full color • hardcover, sewn • 11 x 8 in. • 2021 • 9781953421012 • $100.00

Julia Miller

Meeting by Accident: Selected Historical Bindings

707 pages • 717 illustrations • full color • hardcover, sewn • 10 x 7 in. • DVD with 652 additional images and video • 9781940965079 • $125.00. Click here for Awards/Reviews.

Paper

Papermaker's Tears: Essays on the Art and Craft of Paper

Tatiana Ginsberg, editor

Volume 2

288 pages • 327 illustrations • full color • hardcover, sewn • 10 x 7 in. • sheet of watermarked paper made by Nicholas Yeager • 2023 • 9781940965222 • $95.00

Ibe Kyoko • Elise Thoron

The Way of Washi Tales

232 pages • 210 illustrations • full color •

softcover • 10 x 7 in. • 2023 • 9781940965208 • $45.00

Alan Isaac

'Morris Marbles': Oxford's Paper Marbler, Edward Webster Morris (1842–1919)

224 pages • 92 illustrations • full color • hardcover, sewn • 10 x 7 in. • 2023 •

9781940965215 • $80.00

Paper and Colour: Dyes and Dyeing around the World

Radha Pandey, editor

296 pages • 355 illustrations • full color •

softcover • 10 x 7 in. • 2022 • 9781953421098 • $45.00

Richard L. Saunders

Reams in the Desert: Papermaking in Utah, 1849–1891

196 pages • 58 illustrations • full color • softcover • 9 x 6 in. • 2021 • 9781953421074 • $25.00

Aimee Lee

Hanji Unfurled: One Journey into Korean Papermaking

208 pages • 320 illustrations • full color • soft-cover edition, 2nd printing • 2021 • 10 x 7 in. •  9781953421050 • $35.00. Click here for Awards/Reviews.

Timothy D. Barrett

European Hand Papermaking: Traditions,Tools, and Techniques

352 pages •  394 illustrations • softcover, 2nd edition, 2nd printing • 10 x 7 in. • 2021 • 9781940965130 • $55.00

Maureen P. Green

The Green Family of Papermakers and Hayle Mill

292 pages • 44 illustrations • black & white/color • hardcover, sewn • 10 x 7 in. • 2018 • 9781940965093 • $55.00

Peter and Donna Thomas

They Made the Paper at Tuckenhay Mill: Interviews with Retired Hand Papermakers

118 pages • 38 illustrations • black & white • softcover • 10 x 7 • 2017 • 9781940965048 •

$20.00

Cathleen A. Baker

From the Hand to the Machine. Nineteenth-Century American Paper and Mediums: Technologies, Materials, and Conservation

432 pages • 500+ illustrations • color/black & white • hardcover, sewn • 10 x 7 in. • 2014, 2nd printing • 9780979797422 • $65.00. Click here for Awards/Reviews. 

Susan J. Byrd

A Song of Praise for Shifu: Shifu Sanka

412 pages • 490 illustrations • full color • hardcover, sewn • 10 x 7 in. • 2013 • 9780979797422.

NB: Title is only available from the author; email: susanjbyrd-book@yahoo.com

Printing/Publishing

Russell Maret

Visionaries & Fanatics and Other Essays on Type Design, Technology, & the Private Press

143 pages • 337 illustrations • full color •

10 x 7 in. • 2021

hardcover with type specimen

 9781953421029 • $70.00

softcover, no specimen

9781953421036 • $35.00

Making Impressions: Women in Printing and Publishing

Cathleen A. Baker • Rebecca M. Chung, editors

340 pages • 220 illustrations • full color • softcover • 10 x 7 in. • 2020 • 9781953421005 • $70.00

James Horton

Commercial Wood Engraving in the 20th Century

224 pages • 307 illustrations • full color •

softcover • 8.5 x 8.5 in. • 2020 •

9781940965185 • $60.00

Cathleen A. Baker • John DePol

Endgrain Designs & Repetitions:

The Pattern Papers of John DePol

174 pages • 117 patterns, black & red • hardcover, sewn • 9 x 6 in. • 2015 • 9780979797491 • $20.00

Alonso Víctor de Paredes’ Institution, and Origin of the Art of Printing, and General Rules for Compositors [Madrid: ca. 1680]

Pablo Alvarez, ed. & and trans.

466 pages • 212 illustrations • full color •

hardcover, sewn • 10 x 7 in. • 2018 •

9781940965109 • $100.00

Conservation/Bibliography/Exhibit Catalogs

Christine A. Smith

Yours Respectfully, William Berwick: Paper Conservation in the United States and Western Europe, 1800 to 1935

696 pages • 112 illustrations • hardcover,

sewn • 11 x 8 in. • 2016 • 9781940965017 • $90.00. Click here for Awards/Reviews.

NB: Piece of silking used to conserve George Washington’s Last Will and Testament is available, email: thelegacypress@gmail.com

Ellen Cunningham-Kruppa

Mooring a Field: Paul N. Banks and the Education of Library and Archives Conservators

294 pages • 50  illustrations • full color •

hardcover, sewn • 9 x 6 in. • 2019 •

9781940965154 • $65.00

Click here for Awards/Reviews.

NB: Hardcover edition is out of print; softcover expected in July 2024. 

Peter & Donna Thomas

Peter and Donna Bibliography, 1974–2020

446 pages • 946 illustrations • full-color • hardcover, sewn • 8.5 x 8.5 in. • 2021 •

9781940965178 • $100.00

Barbara Heritage • Ruth-Ellen St. Onge

Building the Book from Ancient Times to the Present Day. Illustrated from the Teaching Collections of Rare Book School at the University of Virginia

334 pages • 262 illustrations • full color •

hardcover, sewn • 11 x 8 in. • 2022 •

9781953421104 • $44.95

NB: This book is distributed by the University of Virginia Press.

Pablo Alvarez

The Art and Science of Healing: From Antiquity to the Renaissance

152 pages • 125 illustrations • full color •

hardcover, sewn • 12 x 9 in. • 2017 • 9781940965031 • $35.00

Books in Sheets

In the past, The Legacy Press has occasionally ordered set of sheets (F&Gs) from the printer at the time of a title’s production. However, this practice ended with the publication of Suave Mechanicals, vol. 7, in 2021. The following are the few titles left in sets of sheets. Note: The Visionaries set of sheets has been Smyth-sewn but not trimmed. Shipping and handling (s/h) prices below are only for mailing within the U.S.A. 

Alvarez | Paredes’ Printing Manual    $55 + $8 s/h = $63.00      2 left

Thomas | Bibliography, 1974–2020     $55 + $8 s/h = $63.00    25 left

Maret | Visionaries & Fanatics             $15 + $6 s/h = $21.00    11 left

 

To order any sets of sheets, email thelegacypress@gmail.com. Sets of sheets are not sold through Oak Knoll Books.

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