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Book on bookcloth for sale

From: Esther C. Fan <oakknoll>
Date: Wednesday, September 22, 2004
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Oak Knoll has just had the incredible good luck to be offered all
the remaining copies of a notorious scarce book: Bookcloth 1823-1980
by William Tomlinson. We are able to sell them for less than 20% of
the original price. Please order quickly as there are only a limited
number available. For more information see

First edition. The first and only comprehensive study of
Winterbottom's methods of manufacturing bookcloth. This work
includes a study of early use and the rise of Winterbotton Book
Cloth Co. and its dominance of the trade in Britain and America for
almost a century. Tomlinson focuses on the development and use of
starch-filled bookcloth in particular. He examines the process of
producing the various types of bookcloths in the Victoria Mills
plant. The book is enhanced by illustrations of the production
machinery such as starch mangles, drying cylinders and spreaders.
Lists prices and costs of production are revealed with fifty
descriptions of cloth with details of who made them and when they
were available.

One of the real treasures of this book is a section with 36
tipped-in feeler samples and 30 examples of designs, bringing the
processes and treatments described in the text to life. "This volume
compels the reader to be aware of all the processes that cloth goes
through, and the potential hazards involved in manufacturing a
consistent product in a range of scores of thousands of 'effects'
(grains, colors and combinations thereof); with new eyes and respect
for the people who made them" (Bernard Middleton's Forward). This
scholarly edition includes a bibliography with extensive notes and
appendices. Color portrait frontispiece of Archibald Winterbottom
(1814-1884) and color portrait of George Harold Winterbottom
(1860-1934), the founders of the Winterbottom Book Cloth Company
(1891-1980). Contains 19 illustrations. Originally sold for $500.00,
now a limited number is offered for $95.00.

    Bookcloth 1823 - 1980
    William Tomlinson
    1996, hardcover, 6.5 x 9 inches, 184 pages
    ISBN 0952773600
    Order No. 047781
    Price: $95.00

Sales Rights: Worldwide

For a list of all our new publications see

Bob Fleck
Oak Knoll Books
310 Delaware Street New Castle DE 19720
Fax: 302-328-7274

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