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Lapped paper case-binding – with paste paper covers

Tutor: Arthur Green

From: Friday 19.01.18
at 9:00am
To: Sunday 21.01.18
at 5:00pm

Green’s Books
3 Drayton House Court, Drayton St Leonard, Oxford, OX10 7BG


Fee: £285

For further details, please contact Arthur Green


Event description: 

Lapped paper case-bindings were common in Germany in the 18th and 19th century and were an attractive solution to increased demand for cheap books. There are, of course, infinite variants on this style; however, many surviving books have structural similarities: sewn on cords; minimal or no spine linings; endpapers hooked around the first and last sections; rounded and backed spines and coloured edges; a three-piece lapped paper case, and paste paper covers with a paper spine label.

This in-depth three-day course will take you through all of the operations necessary in making one of these bindings, from making your own paste papers to sewing the book. This busy course is suitable for all abilities, but will require a good level of dexterity.