The Abbey Newsletter

Volume 11, Number 3
Apr 1987


Supplies

For Sale By Owner

Deborah Evetts (225 E. 36th St., NYC 10016 (212/532-1538) has the following items for sale. For full descriptions and latest information on availability, contact her; this list is current only as of March 25.

Books

British Museum. Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier, 1965. $25.
Collins, A. F. Book crafts for juniors, 1955. $7.50. Diehl, Edith. Bookbinding: Its background & technique, 1947. 2 v. $120.
Douglas, Carla, and Lehde, Constance. Book repairing; new ideas from the mendery, 1940. $7.50.
Lehmann-Haupt, H., ed. Bookbinding in America, 1967. $65.
Lewis, A. W. Basic book-binding, 1967. $5.50.
Oxford University, Bodleian Library. Fine bindings, 1500-1700, from Oxford Libraries. 1968. $25.
Sotheby & Co. Catalogue of highly important modern French illustrated books & bindings. 1970. $15.
Matthews, William. Bookbinding. $95.
Library of Congress. Boxes. $35.

Tools & Equipment

Press, 24" between screws, with plough, & stand. $550.
Sewing frame, and wooden sewing keys. $65.
Nipping press, 15" x 10" x 7-3/4" opening. $200.
Paring stone, 11" x 15½". $20.
Finishing stove ring. $25.
Cold cushion, small, 10-3/4" x 6½". $10.
3 sets of handle letters @ $65 each.
2 decorative rolls @ $50 each.
15 decorative tools @ $15.
2 one-line pallets @ $15.
2 knocking down irons @ $10.
3 steel rules @ $6 & $10; $24 for the lot.
6 assorted brushes @ $3
2 hammers @ $8.
4 gilding boards @ $3.50.
5 pr. backing boards @ $3.50.
2 gouges @ $15.
3 plough knives @ $5.
5 paring knives @ $7.50.
2 sets of sewing keys @ $1.
3 sets handle letters @ $25.
46 assorted gouges, & 1-, 2- & 3-line pallets for tool
cutting @ $1.
5 one-line fillets, wide lines @ $10.
3 fillet handles @ $2.
Small cutter, 25" cut. Solid metal, all gauges, table model. $900.

Paste Papers

Two years ago, Maziarczyk Paperworks was doing business under the proprietor's name, Claire Maziarczyk, in Hoboken, New Jersey; there were 29 paste papers available; and a sample book cost $4.50. Now it is at 834 River Road, Schodack Landing, NY 12156; there are 41 papers; and a sample book costs $10.00, which is deductible from first-time orders of $100 or more. No checks are accepted: it is cash, money order or cashier's check only. The paste papers, designs for which are copyrighted, are also available through New York Central Supply, Talas, The Bookbinder, The Paper Source (Los Angeles), and five other outlets; write for brochure.

Unusual Hand Tools

Traditional Hand Bindery (Box 211, Santa, ID 83866) offers three hand tools:

1) Lignum vitae folders--generally more flexible than bone folders. $6 plus postage.

2) Lignum vitae "bamboo" knife. This tool is inspired by the traditional Japanese bamboo knife's ability to separate layers without cutting, but is more durable and perhaps more versatile. $9 plus postage.

3) All-purpose steel "bamboo" knife, 1" wide, flexible for cutting-in boards, paring, trimming.

Ground to sharpest functional bevel - $5 plus postage Sharpened, honed, ready for work - $10 plus postage

Jim Croft, who sent this information, says, "Lignum vitae has been imported from South America to Europe since at least the 18th century and used for fids, pulleys and machinery bearings. It is denser than water and is compatible with water and the materials we use."

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