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Re: starting off
- To: BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
- Subject: Re: starting off
- From: Don Rash Fine Bookbinder <DNRash@xxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 May 1997 07:25:35 -0400
- Message-id: <199705291125.EAA12291@SUL-Server-2.Stanford.EDU>
- Sender: "The Book Arts: binding, typography, collecting" <BOOK_ARTS-L@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
I hate to come across like a grinch, but while Mari Rhydwen was looking for a
little assistance, we were too busy chastising Art Rubino for typing before
There seem to be a couple of binding organizations in Australia: the
Victorian Binders' Guild and the Craft Bookbinders of Australia. At least I
saw references to them in the CBBAG newsletter. Richard Miller could probably
come up with addresses for them.
Do try and find someone with whom to study; you can read about techniques and
the various operations, but seeing them done by a skilled practitioner will
make all the difference in the world. In spite of what I just wrote, read all
the literature you can find. If you'd like, contact me at the email address
below and I'll send a list of books which I've found helpful.
Don't worry about the age issue; there isn't one. Cobden-Sanderson wasn't the
only figure who started late; Roger Powell began binding at age 34 after a
ten year career of chicken farming.
Best of luck.
Don Rash fine bookbinder
50 Burke St.
Plains, PA 18705
(There are monkey boys in the facility...)