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[BKARTS] FS: Bookbinder’s Finishing Tool Makers 1780-1965

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Dear Book Arts member,


New from Oak Knoll Press and The Plough Press

Bookbinder’s Finishing Tool Makers 1780-1965
by Tom Conroy

This unique directory lists hundreds of toolcutters and their firms who
worked from 1780 to 1965. With brief biographies of each craftsman or firm,
the author illustrates many of their original trade marks and
advertisements. He also lists the dates when they were active. There are
opening essays on What Finishing Tools Are and How They Were Used; How
Finishing Tools Are Made; Tools of the Makers and Toolmakers' Tools, etc.
Using trade journals and other methods, this work is an excellent
reference to provide a means for dating tools and thus bindings.

This well-researched and illustrated directory is divided into three
main sections; Toolcuters in the British Isles; Toolcutters in Continental
Europe and Toolcutters in North America & Australia.

Tom Conroy is an internationally known design bookbinder who has been
collecting information on finishing tools for many years.

This work, with a foreword by Marianne Tidcombe, is for anyone interested in
binding history and the collecting world of old finishing tools. Co-published
with The Plough Press. Publication date: June 2002.

2002, hardcover, 8½ x 11 inches, 336 pages, illustrated
ISBN 1-58456-057-6
Order No. 64161-EM - Price $55.00

You can order this book at
Publication Date: June 2002

Sales rights: Worldwide except in UK. Available in UK from The Plough Press.

Michael Guessford
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