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Re: papercase??



Dorothy,

I hate to admit my ignorance, but what do you mean by a papercase binding?
Is it simply a soft cover attached to the text block, or is more than that?

Betty Storz    storz@xxxxxxx


At 03:23 PM 7/13/98 -0400, you wrote:
>  Looks like it's time for a new subject of discussion on this list.
>Here is one.  I am teaching a week long course on the paper case, I
>hope, at North Bennet Street School next week.  I proposed the course
>because the history of the "cheap book" is of interest to me, and I have
>found the paper case to be a great solution to a number of binding
>problems when dealing with older (16-18th century) books.  It is also a
>very versatile binding, with a lot of artistic potential. I am doing a
>plain one to start, but hope to get to stiff and laced paper cases as
>well.  I have done quarterbinds in paper case, but I don't know if I
>should throw that in as well. Paper cases require very little by way of
>heavy equipment (one can get by with none, as a matter of fact).  All
>this seemed to me to make it a topic that would have a wide appeal, but
>only three people signed-up.
> So the question is--why?  Do folks find it too staid a style for the
>modern taste?  Don't really know what it is?  Think that bindings that
>don't sound complicated are b-o-o-o-reing?  Am I the only one in the
>world that likes them?
> Dorothy Africa
>(puzzled in Boston)
>
>


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