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- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- From: "Art Rubino (by way of pat baldwin <patbooks@xxxxxxxxxxxx>)" <Art_Rubino@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 27 May 1997 09:35:08 -0700
- Message-id: <199705271646.JAA12117@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
This is a bunch of nonsense!
Fine Craft Bookbinding is difficult to master as an adult, because great
finger dexterity is required in handling the papers, leathers and tooling for
titles. Like playing the violin, you need to start out early in life to do it.
Most anyone can learn to do ordinary library bindings, but so what?. Also,
earning a decent living at it is an unlikely scenario. There are other
problems as well, like many bindery tools are mostly antiques now, and
unavailable. So...............not impossible, just very difficult. Good luck.