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Modern Bookbinding A Survey and A Prospect Douglas Leighton

Modern Bookbinding A Survey and A Prospect

Douglas Leighton

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Mr Leightons family has been concerned in the production of books for nearly two hundred years, and his own work with his firm, the Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Company Ltd., cover the last thirty-five years, beginning with a period during which heMoreMr Leightons family has been concerned in the production of books for nearly two hundred years, and his own work with his firm, the Leighton-Straker Bookbinding Company Ltd., cover the last thirty-five years, beginning with a period during which he learned the trade at the bench.In this monograph, Mr Leighton gives, firstly, a survey of the development of modern bookbinding from the introduction of bookcloth and the first machines early in the nineteenth century up ro the present day, and, secondly, an account of the methods, prcesses, and materials of to-day, together with some opinions on and hopes for the future.The modern machine-made cloth-boards binding is a very important part of the book to-day, for it provides, as small cost, durability and dignity for the printed matter which is circulated to millions- this lecture, therefore, should interest all who care for books and the maintenance of good standards of book-production.