Cathleen A. Baker, founder of The Legacy Press, has just published Volume 2 of Suave Mechanicals, Edited by Julia Miller. I had a chance to read an early version of Jim Croft’s contribution, and it is packed full of information derived from a lifetime of working with wood and books, all presented in the unique Croftian style. I’m looking forward to reading the entire book, and just purchased it through the Chicago Distribution Center. And if you don’t have Volume 1, you are missing my own contribution, “Beating, Rolling and Pressing: The Compression of Signatures in Bookbinding Prior to Sewing” Buy them both and save on shipping!
VOLUME 2 INCLUDES:
Cathleen A. Baker • Examination and Image-Capturing Techniques
Thomas E. Conroy • Binding at Midcentury: The Rivers of America Competition of 1946
Thomas E. Conroy • Bio-Bibliographical List of Individual Bookbinders (on DVD)
Jim Croft • Finding Suitable Wood for Book Boards and Related Considerations (also on DVD)
Julia Miller • Puzzle Me This: Early Binding Fragments in the Papyrology Collection of the University of Michigan Library (additional images on DVD)
Rosa Scobey Moore • Finding Identity on the Endpapers: Folk Traditions of Writing and Drawing in Books
Pamela J. Spitzmueller • A Visual Dictionary of Traditional Long- and Linkstitch Bookbinding Terminology
Larger version of this advertisement: Suave Mechanicals Vol 2. Please circulate.