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Re: 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=
>ng
>and the Conservation of Books:  =
>
...are bound back to back so that they open in
>opposite directions,

dos a dos is french and means back to back

gudrun




At 06:10 PM 10/8/98 -0400, you wrote:
>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=
>ng
>and the Conservation of Books:  =
>
>
>A form of bookbinding in which two books, usually small and frequently of=
> a
>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=
>=2E =
>
>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=
>n
>Bearman, Krivatsy, Mowery, Fine and Historic Bookbindings from the Folger=
>
>Shakespeare Library.
>
>Hope this is helpful.
>
>Nancy Nitzberg
>
>
Gudrun Aurand
Bookbinder/Conservator
Washington State University
Pullman, WA 99164-5610
aurandg@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx


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