University of Delaware Library

Bookbinding notes

circa 1900-1990


Descriptive Summary

Identification: MSS 099, F906


Title: Bookbinding notes


Inclusive Dates: circa 1900-1990


Extent: 1 item (37 p.)


Abstract: This cloth-bound carbon typescript, titled Bookbinding notes, was written by an unidentified individual and bears occasional handwritten additions, deletions, and notes.


Language: Materials entirely in English.



Citation

MSS 099, F906, [Anonymous], Bookbinding notes, Special Collections, University of Delaware Library, Newark, Delaware.

Shelving Summary

Box 62, F906: Shelved in SPEC MSS 099 manuscript boxes

Location

Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library / Newark, Delaware 19717-5267 / Phone: 302-831-2229 / Fax: 302-831-6003 / URL: http://www.lib.udel.edu/ud/spec/

Source

Purchase, July 2011.

Processing

Processed and encoded by Anita Wellner, September 2011.


The collection is open for research.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

Use of materials from this collection beyond the exceptions provided for in the Fair Use and Educational Use clauses of the U.S. Copyright Law may violate federal law. Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. Please contact Special Collections Department, University of Delaware Library, http://www.lib.udel.edu/cgi-bin/askspec.cgi


Biographical Note

Bookbinding notes was written by an unidentified bookbinder or perhaps someone learning the craft.

Sources:

Information derived from the collection.


Scope and Content Note

This cloth-bound carbon typescript, titled Bookbinding notes, was written by an unidentified individual and bears occasional handwritten additions, deletions, and notes.

This set of notes gives a descriptive list of the steps required to craft different types of bindings, including case books, library bindings, flexible bindings, hollow back style, and pamphlet style. In each of these sections there are detailed instructions for binding a volume, beginning with collating and including pulling, marking up, sewing, endpapers, cutting, boards, rounding, backing, lining-up back, covering, and pasting down.

Following these sections, there are several pages on papermaking, including a brief history of papermaking, notes on boards, information on finishing (preparations used), and notes on leather (types and finishing). The book concludes with a section labeled "miscellaneous notes" which explains mending, overcasting, throw-out-on-guards, and sizes of printing papers.

Occasional brief handwritten additions, such as section titles added to the top of some pages are scattered throughout the book. There are also brief additions of information, the addition of another step in a process, a small drawing, or referrals to other sections in the notes. Some deletions were made, including one subsection on binding case books where some of the steps are crossed out.


Selected Search Terms

Topical Terms
Bookbinding--Handbooks, manuals, etc.--20th century.
Papermaking--History--20th century.
Form/Genre Terms
Notes.
Occupation
Bookbinders.

Related Materials in this Repository

This item forms part of MSS 099 Miscellaneous Literary and Historical Manuscripts.


Detailed Contents List

Bookbinding notes, circa 1900-1990   [Box 62 F906]