John Dean, formerly Binder at the Newberry Library in Chicago, now Collections Maintenance Officer with the Milton Eisenhower Library, Johns Hopkins University, last year completed a master's thesis in library science, entitled "English Language Bookbinding Manuals in the Context of the History of English Bookbinding." It is a unique, enlightened analysis with a 68-item annotated bibliography and a short appendix recommending the best of the lot. For beginning amateurs he recommends the following three books:
For the advanced amateur and apprentice:
For the "reader with extensive bookbinding experience" he recommends:
He may be able to furnish copies of his thesis for a price, to interested parties.
Timestamp: Sunday, 03-Mar-2013 21:33:23 PST
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