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- Subject: dos-a-dos bindings
- From: "Nancy H. Nitzberg" <NNitzberg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 8 Oct 1998 18:10:13 -0400
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Alison and others interested in dos-a-dos bindings,
I'm not familiar with the term dos-a-dos(-a-dos) bindings, but below is
some info on dos-a-dos bindings from Roberts and Etherington's, Bookbindi=
and the Conservation of Books: =
A form of bookbinding in which two books, usually small and frequently of=
complementary nature. . .are bound back to back so that they open in
opposite directions, one of the three boards being the common lower board=
of both volumes. The spines and fore edges are opposed. Their upper
boards are usually either embroidered or covered with gold-tooled leather=
However the dos-a-dos binding is picked up, it opens at the beginning of
one of the two books.
Other references can be found in Carter, ABC for Book Collectors; and
Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore, The History of Bookbinding 525-1950 A.D.
compiled by Dorothy Minor (#681). There is an image of a miniature one i=
Bearman, Krivatsy, Mowery, Fine and Historic Bookbindings from the Folger=
Hope this is helpful.