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ABC of Leather Bookbinding, A Manual for Traditional Craftsmanship

Lhotka, Edward R.

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ISBN 10: 1584560266 / ISBN 13: 9781584560265
Published by Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Delaware, U.S.A., 2000
Condition: As New Hardcover
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142 pages; still in manufacturer's shrink wrap; brown cloth covered boards; pictorial dust jacket with illustrations; an as new copy in like jacket; pristine example of this guide to bookbinding. Bookseller Inventory # X00782

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Title: ABC of Leather Bookbinding, A Manual for ...

Publisher: Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, Delaware, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2000

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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First Edition. This work is an illustrated manual that shows step-by-step the art and science of fine leather bookbinding. The author learned the ancient craft from one of England's foremost binders, Alfred de Sauty. In this important work, he takes the reader through the intricacies of traditional leather binding. 142 pages. Illus. cloth, dust jacket.. large 8vo..

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Edward Lhotka began bookbinding in 1924 apprenticed to Alfred de Sauty, one of the British masters of the art. At the age of fourteen, Lhotka was employed at the firm of R.R. Donnelley & Sons of Chicago. During the next forty-eight years he rose from journeyman to assistant manager of the fine binding department of the famous publisher. As a teacher, he taught hundreds the fine art of hand binding after hours at Donnelley's. He reitred in 1972. Today he still binds books with all the skills and craftsmanship taught to him by de Sauty.

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