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BOOKBINDING, AND
THE CARE OF BOOKS

A HANDBOOK FOR AMATEURS BOOKBINDERS &

LIBRARIANS BY DOUGLAS COCKERELL
WITH
DRAWINGS BY NOEL ROOKE

AND OTHER ILLUSTRATIONS

NEW YORK
D. APPLETON AND COMPANY

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EDITORíS PREFACE

In issuing this volume of a series of Handbooks on the Artistic Crafts, it will be well to state what are our general aims.

In the first place, we wish to provide trustworthy text-books of workshop practice, from the points of view of experts who have critically examined the methods current in the shops, and putting aside vain survivals, are prepared to say what is good workmanship, and to set up a standard of quality in the crafts which are more especially associated with design. Secondly, in doing this, we hope to treat design itself as an essential part of good workmanship. During the last century most of the arts, save painting and sculpture of an academic kind, were little considered, and there was a tendency to look on...............

 

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