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Glossary on bookbinding

From: Esther C. Fan <oakknoll>
Date: Wednesday, February 25, 1998
Oak Knoll Press would like to announce the publication of a new
glossary with over 700 drawings about bookbinding and the history of

ABC of Bookbinding
Written and Illustrated by Jane Greenfield

   "This book will benefit the library and broader book world for
    decades to come. Book collectors, book cataloguers, and book
    dealers will welcome this work as the book they have needed and
    wanted for years. I believe it is definitely one of the best
    reference tools one can obtain on the art and history of
    binding, I only wish it had been available sooner."

    Gay Walker, former Head of Preservation Department and Curator,
    Arts of the Book Collection, Yale University Library

Locating accurate descriptions of bookbindings from various periods
has previously been frustrating for those who work with rare and
antiquarian books. However, the search is now over thanks to Jane
Greenfield's work, which will quickly take its place alongside John
Carter's ABC For Book Collectors as well as Don Etherington and Matt
T. Roberts' Bookbinding and Conservation of Books.

Ms. Greenfield, a master in the field of bookbinding and
conservation, has provided for the first time, a uniquely
illustrated glossary covering terms related to bookbinding and the
book. Examining the book's development through different times and
in different places, this work includes names and drawings for
almost every conceivable part of the book as well as a multitude of
styles, bindings and decorations. Greenfield literally takes apart
the structure of the book through the ages, illustrating the many
and varied facets of books with over 700 line drawings and
definitions that clearly outline the historical development of the
book's structures and styles.

With this work, Greenfield makes a significant contribution to the
study and practice of the book arts as well as providing an
extremely useful guide for all who handle rare books including book
collectors, bookbinders, binding historians, librarians,
conservators, and antiquarian book specialists. Greenfield is a
highly respected professional in the field of conservation and is
one of the pioneers in developing many conservation techniques. She
has studied with Paul Banks and Laura S. Young, has handled many
priceless treasures for Yale's Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript
Library and has gone on to be Yale University's Library Conservator
for ten years. She has taught bookbinding in the Graphic Design
Program at the Yale Art School for 21 years as well as numerous
other gifted pupils who are now conservators at other collections.
She has also co-directed a three-year National Endowment for the
Humanities-funded Book Preservation and Conservation Program,
training interns and producing educational materials now used at
hundreds of libraries. Published by Oak Knoll Press and The Lyons

Hardcover, 8 x 11 inches, over 700 illustrations, 200 pages. ISBN
1-884718-41-8 / Price $35.00 + shipping / Order# 49915-A15

Shipping is $4.00 for the first volume and $0.75 for each additional
volume via UPS Ground. Postage is $5.50 for single-order copies
outside the US and is added based on weight for orders of more than
two copies. Orders are processed and shipped within 7 business days.

Order from:

    Oak Knoll Books
    414 Delaware Street, New Castle DE 19720 USA
    Fax: 302-328-7274
    oakknoll [at] oakknoll__com

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