Definitions and drawings of every bookbinding term.
Book News A compelling reference giving authoritative definitions of bookish terms with some 700 clear, free-hand illustrations. Half the book is this glossary; it's followed by a glossary of the structural evolution of binding including Coptic, Islamic, Oriental, North American, paper... A solid bibliography, indices of alternate terms and of binder's identification marks, sources of drawings, and a long glossary of binders, designers, & styles of decoration complete this splendid work. Greenfield has, among other accomplishments, been conservator at Yale U. Library for ten years, taught binding at the Yale Art School (21 years). Book fanciers will worship the Greenfield . Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.