Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding. Volume 3.

Ann Arbor: Legacy Press, 2016,

First Edition. octavo, cloth in dust jacket. 517 pp. Legacy Press, Item #25745

Erin Albritton & Christina Amato on "A Study of Two Semi-Limp Parchment Binding Styles in the Rare Book Collection at The New York Academy of Medicine Library"; "Historical Bindings of the Chamberlain-Warren Samaritan Collection" by Ruth Bardenstein; Ana Beny & Kristine Rose Beers on "An Inspiration for Conservation: An Historic Andalusi Binding Structure"; Ashley Cataldo on "'A Swarm of Binders': Isaiah Thomas’s Bookbinding Network, 1782–1818"; Marco di Bella on "From Box Binding to Envelope-Flap Binding: The Missing Link in Transitional Islamic Bookbinding"; "The Nineteenth-Century American Pocket Diary" by Louise L. Foster; "Towards a Morphology of the Ethiopian Book Satchel" by Bill Hanscom; Hedi Kyle on "The Fold: Evolution, Function, and Inspiration"; Arielle Middleman & Todd Pattison on "Benjamin Bradley and the 'Profitable Stroke': Binding Six Months in a Convent and the Need for Copy-Specific Cataloging of Nineteenth-Century Publishers’ Bindings." With 584 illustrations.

Price: $85.00