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First edition. Edited and designed by Nolan Watts. Signed by the author on title page. The second book in The Craftsman's Guide series, and the first comprehensive guide to this essential art. The thirteen chapters cover such topics as basic lettering, type-holders, marking up, glaire, template preparation, the cleaning off of gold, gold leaf, the use of finishing tools, and the correction of faults. The text follows the same step-by-step path from the basic equipment, techniquers and procedures through to the completion of a 'full gilt back'. This book attempts to pass on tips of the trade in a format that progressively reveals the skills and techniques that will help even professional bookbinders to improve their skills preface . Fully illustrated throughout. Presentation on front free endpaper "To Alf, With my best wishes, from John 1995." Alf was Alfred Brazier. 102 pages. quarter cloth with illustrated paper-covered boards. small 4to..
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Book Description Standing Press Ltd., West sussex, 1995. Hardcover. Condition: Fine. Many B/W Photos (illustrator). First Edition. (full book description) Standing Press Ltd., West sussex, 1995. 1st Ed. (U.K.) Fine, Hard Cover, DJ Not Issued. Size=8."x11., 102pgs. Many B/W Photos. Brown cloth spine and rear cover, light blue decorated front cover boards. Clean, bright and tight. No ink names, tears, chips, foxing, etc. ISBN 0952162636 20% OFF our regular catalogue price. SELLING WORLDWIDE since 1987. 99% OF OUR BOOKS ARE SHIPPED IN CUSTOM BOXES, WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!. Book. Seller Inventory # CONROY251068I