Small, Not Insignificant: a Specification for a Conservation Pamphlet Binding Structureby Randy Silverman
The pamphlet binding is often regarded as an insignificant or ephemeral book structure, which has received little attention over the years in the professional bookbinding literature. An attitude prevails that a bookbinder capable of executing sophisticated and detailed bookbindings need only apply common sense to successfully execute a pamphlet binding. For this reason, little work has been done to examine the historical prototypes of pamphlet binding structures, nor, in fact, has the term "pamphlet binding" been adequately defined.
This investigation grew out of a need to develop a specification for a durable, non-damaging pamphlet binding that could be easily produced in an in-house conservation facility. The search for a solution to this problem led to an investigation of the historical traditions of pamphlet binding. The result is an economical and aesthetically pleasing design specification for the binding of pamphlets, when binding is required,1 which conforms to the requirements of both rare and non-rare circulating pamphlet material.
Definition of Terms
The term "pamphlet" is derived from the main character of a 12th century love poem, Pamphilus seu de Amore, (Pamphilus, or Concerning
Love). The poem owed much of its popularity to its comedic characterization of an old bawd named Pamphilus, and the term came to be associated with small pieces of popular writing.2 The New World of Words defined a pamphlet in 1706 as "a little stitch'd book."3 Johnson's Dictionary in 1755 defined it as "a small book, properly a book sold unbound, and only stitched."4 In current usage, the 1971 edition of The Oxford English Dictionary defined a pamphlet as "always (at least in later usage) unbound, with or without paper covers,"5 posing an apparent contradiction when applied to the combined term "pamphlet binding." Curiously, even the binding of telephone directories is considered pamphlet binding within the printing industry.6
To clarify the issue for the purposes of this paper, a pamphlet binding will be defined as: A thin book composed of between one and three folded sections, linked together by a sewing structure and bound as a permanent enclosure. This definition is broad enough to include the Nag Hammadi Codices, (though in fact these are early manuscript books), which contain structural components pertinent to this discussion.
The pamphlet contributed significantly to the rapid spread of knowledge which followed the invention of printing due to its availability, timeliness and the quantity in which it was produced.7 These often beautiful (if slapdash) Renaissance tracts were often issued unceremoniously unbound in folded sheets, though sometimes stitched (i.e. side sewn). As early as 1586 trade rules were established in England which limited the stabbing of books to material of less than five sheets decimo sexto. By 1704 a tax was imposed on pamphlets in England which redefined them as "printed matter of up to three sheets, regardless of the format." This tax was revised in 1712 to impose a two shilling duty on pamphlets.8
Based on observations made during a 1986 survey at Brigham Young University,9 unbound pamphlet material from the period 1547-1648 was frequently stitched using a simple two-hole pattern, although three, four, and five hole patterns were not uncommon. A few pamphlets were seen with stitched patterns consisting of a series of paired, parallel holes. Sewn pamphlets (i.e. through the fold) from the same period were common as well, some with paired holing patterns reminiscent of tacketing.
Simple blue paper wrappers of a utilitarian character seem to have become common by the first third of the 18th century,10 although the earliest date which this paper came into use has yet to be established. Despite the definition of a pamphlet as unbound, an occasional presentation pamphlet covered in ornate Dutch gilt or marbled paper was produced by the mid-18th century, as well as pamphlets with black paper wrappers for funeral sermons and elegies.11
Typically, a paper wrapper was merely pasted to the pamphlet's spine and tipped to the first and last leaves far enough beyond the shoulder to cover the stitching. Later, a more sophisticated technique was to sew the pamphlet to a plain white wrapper around which was pasted an ornamental sheet, the white sheet functioning as a simple endpaper. This type of pamphlet was occasionally sewn on cord supports which were frayed out between the endpaper and the wrapper. The structural similarity between this style of sophisticated wrapper, and later, simple pamphlet binding styles, suggests that true pamphlet bindings may have evolved from this style of wrapper.
Pamphlet bindings seem to have developed as vernacular design, that is, everyday design carried out in a routine way without much conscious thought or formal planning. The style has developed and redeveloped as the need dictated, influenced by craft traditions, functional requirements, and aesthetic preferences. To a large degree pamphlet bindings have been used for material which, at one point at least, has been considered ephemeral, and as such have consistently been affected by economic constraints. Though elegant pamphlet bindings do exist, the style is, for the most part, a utilitarian covering. None the less interesting for this fact, pamphlet bindings are historically rich in material and structural variations, incorporating a wide range of minute, stylistic refinements.
A surprisingly wide range of pamphlet binding styles and structural components were represented in the collection I surveyed. Though the collection primarily contained printed material from the mid-16th through the 17th century, few of the bindings were contemporary with the pamphlets they housed. In fact, the majority of the bindings (with some notable exceptions) seem to have been produced no earlier than the last quarter of the 18th century. Whether this indicates a historical trend toward the increase of pamphlet binding production at this time, or merely a collection which contains a large proportion of rebound material cannot be answered without further research.
Examples were seen sewn on a variety of sewing supports, including between two and five cords or tapes, as well as thongs of vellum, leather or tawed skin. Both raised and recessed-cord sewing was represented. Pamphlets of two sections or more were sewn all along or two-on. The figure-eight stitch for sewing single section pamphlets through the fold was seen in from two to ten hole variations. One example of tacketing was observed.
Endpaper styles included: wrapping endpapers (for single section pamphlets); folded endpapers tipped to the first and last leaves; endpapers with a hooked guard which wrapped around the first and last section; endpapers with cloth or leather hinges; and a wide variety of decorative, "made" endpapers.
The methods of board attachment seemed to follow historical trends in hand bookbinding. Better quality work had the boards laced on with between two and five supports, sometimes in combination with false bands. Limp vellum styles were represented, occasionally with false laced-in vellum supports. Case work represented the most widely used later style. An interesting early style (for which I have no name) had the sewing tapes glued to the outside of the boards before being covered in full paper. The split board style was represented in the literature but was not observed in this survey.
Covering materials spanned the gamut of historical bookbinding materials including: full vellum, leather, cloth or paper; quarter vellum, leather, or cloth; and cloth or paper sides, including some with vellum tips.
Many styles of bookbinding were found to be inappropriate for the pamphlets they housed because they incorporated either a form of endpaper which was tipped to the text, or an adhesive spine lining. A tipped endpaper is a detrimental form of attachment for thin material because the adhesive has the potential to stiffen and eventually skin the first and last leaves of the text when delamination occurs. Spine lining adhesives pointlessly restrict the openability of thin material and can also prove physically damaging to the pamphlet over time, or when removed.
An example of an inappropriate bookbinding style for pamphlets is the case binding, which is poorly suited to bind thin material. Due to their slim dimensions, pamphlets require no rounding or backing, which eliminates the need for a shoulder or a French joint, and consequently eliminates the pleat (i.e. the French joint) in the hinge of the endpaper. Since the case binding is cased-in in the closed position, it is at rest in that position. On opening, the outside covering material compresses in the hinge, while the endpaper is stretched (Fig. 1). The structure's point of critical wear is in the endpaper hinge, where a lack of flexibility results from the elimination of the endpaper pleat. Despite the lightweight nature of a pamphlet, the hinge in a case binding will eventually fail because the unified parts are not adequately flexible to accommodate the movement of opening.
The case style can be constructed with a spine stiffener which creates an artificial French joint, as described by Diehl12 in 1936. This concept departs from a binding design which is a reflection of the pamphlet's form, and focuses primarily on the problem of titling a thin spine. If the thin dimensions of a pamphlet are allowed to express its own needs in terms of function, a single hinge design will emerge which allows the boards to open to a single fulcrum point without exerting an excessive amount of stress on the endpaper hinge or on the pamphlet proper.
The endpaper construction is appropriate for single as well as multiple section pamphlets, providing a non-adhesive attachment as well as an alkaline paper barrier between the text and the binding. A simple folded fly leaf is wrapped around the pamphlet, over which is folded a reversed bookcloth hinge (Fig. 3). A separate pastedown is used on the inside of each board to complete the endpaper.
Reversed Bookcloth Hinge
|Model "A": Tackets passing through free guard, reversed leather hinge and limp leather cover.||Model "B": Tackets sandwiched between reversed leather hinge and limp leather cover.|
Fig. 4. Nag Hammadi Codices: 4th Century
The historic prototype for the reversed cloth hinge seems to be the reversed leather hinges used in the ten intact single-section Nag Hammadi Codices,16 dated to the last half of the fourth century by John Barns.17 This collection of bindings fall into two composite structural formats: one in which the tacketing passes through the limp leather cover (Model "A"), and the other in which the tacketing remains sandwiched between the reversed leather hinge and the cover (Model "B") (Fig. 4).
This second structure, while greatly modified, reappeared in the 20th century as the brilliant reversed-V guard pamphlet binding described by Thomas Harrison18 in 1947 (Fig. 5). The specific technique of incorporating a reversed bookcloth hinge into a pamphlet binding design, as it is applied here, was first descibed by Pauline Johnson19 in 1963, and has reappeared most recently in the work of Greenfield20 and the Archival Products Pamphlet Binder designed by Ogden, Wiesendanger and James.21
The reversed bookcloth hinge, as mentioned, wraps around the spine of the pamphlet and is attached with the sewing to form the internal hinge of the binding. This hinge provides the elasticity of cloth at the point of flex between the cover the text. The cloth is chosen to match the bookcloth used for the covering material, both as an aesthetic and a structural feature of this single-hinge binding. Equal flexibility between the internal and external bookcloth hinges permits them to wear at the same rate while stretching and compressing to accommodate the movement of the boards. The adhesive bond between the two layers of cloth allows the laminated hinge to function as an integral unit while permitting the pamphlet unimpaired movement on its fulcrum of sewing thread.
The reversed bookcloth hinge (Fig. 6) is cut to the height of the fly leaf and wide enough to allow ease of handling while sewing. The trimmed-out width of the reversed bookcloth hinge once glued to the inside of the boards is equal to the width of the turn-ins. Both the reversed bookcloth hinge and the free guard (when used) are trimmed to their final dimensions after the sewing is completed.
Because this design relies on the sewing to form the cover to text attachment, weakened paper can present a problem. This can usually be overcome by including a free guard in the center of each section to protect the paper from abrasion caused by the sewing thread. The free guard effectively reinforces the fold of the section and distributes the stress of the thread along the entire length of the free guard. The earliest documented precedent for the inclusion of a free guard (in this case leather) is also found in the Nag Hammadi Codices.22 Of the eleven intact bindings recovered in Egypt about 1945 (one composed of four sections, and ten composed of one section), all contained (or showed evidence of) leather free guards in the folds of the sections, included to protect the papyrus texts from the sewing thongs. Two independent "U" shaped tackets were used to sew the single section bindings, with the free guards coming in three varieties: a single free guard extending the length of the section; a pair of free guards, each supporting one tacketed stitch; and three free guards (with evidence of a fourth), each of which supported a single sewing station.
Contemporary free guards should ideally be constructed from folds of thin, flexible, highly tear-resistant material which is as chemically non-damaging to the text as possible. Materials currently being investigated for use as free guards include 3 mil. Tyvek23 (a spunbonded polyethylene sheet), and a lightweight Gore-Tex barrier24 (a microporous teflon membrane laminated to a nonwoven polyester sheet).
The sewing stations at the head and tail of the work must be inset at least the width of the turn-ins, or they will interfere with the turning-in procedure.
The re-use of the original sewing stations is encouraged, however, where these were originally inadequate, a prime consideration must be to properly support the material being sewn.
The sewing pattern for a pamphlet of one section is typically a figure-eight stitch, sewn all along through the fold using an odd number of stations, five being the most common (Fig. 7). An even number will work equally well, with the slight drawback that the knot will not fall symmetrically in the center of the section. The sewing traditionally begins and ends inside the fold of the section to prevent the knot from showing on the spine of the finished work (Fig. 8). To insure that the sewing is taut when completed, the last stitch is linked under the loop created by the first stitch before tying off (Fig. 9). Pulling the ends of the thread at right angles to the thread's twist will cause the thread to catch on itself, allowing an even tension to be maintained while the square knot is completed.
The sewing pattern for a pamphlet of two sections combines a figure-eight stitch with two-on sewing (Fig. 10). The sewing begins and ends on the spine of the reversed bookcloth hinge, alternating between the two sections in a two-on, figure-eight pattern. The sewing alternates between the two sections, sharing the same sewing holes through the fly leaf and the bookcloth hinge. The completed pattern when viewed from the spine looks like a crisscrossed version of the figure-eight stitch, while in the folds of each section the pattern appears to be continuous (Fig. 11).
When a pamphlet is made up of three thin sections, the sewing becomes more difficult to describe, and clearer communication can be achieved visually (Fig. 12). The simple wrapping flyleaf and the reversed bookcloth hinge are again used, this time in conjunction with a three-on style figure-eight pattern. The sewing again begins on the spine of the reversed bookcloth hinge, and climbs or drops (as the case may be) to the next section as each consecutive stitch advances. If the sections are too bulky, the "pamphlet" may have made the vague metamorphosis to the dimensions of a small book, in which case an alternate approach may be warranted.25
Board Shaping and Attachment
A feature which links this binding style more closely to "bound" rather than to "cased" work is that the boards are attached before covering and are covered on the book. The cover to text attachment relies on the lamination of the reversed bookcloth hinge to the boards. After the boards have been cut to size, the spine edge is bevelled to produce a smooth, rounded transition between the boards and the text. The boards are glued to the outside of the reversed cloth hinge with PVA, the distance from the spine edge being approximately equal to the thickness of the pamphlet itself. The placement of the boards establishes the squares of the binding, so their attachment must be handled accurately. A separate waste sheet is used to prevent the adhesive from soiling the endpapers while the reversed bookcloth hinge is glued. If the shape and placement of the boards is correct, the resultant shape of the spine when viewed as a cross section is parabolic, not saddle-backed or French jointed (Fig. 13). Further shaping of the other three board edges is discretionary.
The pamphlet is then covered in a strong yet flexible bookcloth26 which matches the cloth of the reversed bookcloth hinge, either as a full or quarter binding. The cloth is turned-in at the head and tail over the reversed bookcloth hinge to prevent future delamination at that point, integrally linking the binding's working components (Fig. 14). The previously considered location of the sewing stations at the head and tail of the pamphlet allow the cloth to be turned-in unobstructed by the sewing thread. Separate pastedowns are attached to the boards, and the finished pamphlet binding is dried under weights with blotters interleaved between the boards and the text to control warping and to act as a fence. With the cloth sides and pastedowns in place, the binding is structurally similar to the split-board pamphlet binding described by Douglas Cockerell2 in 1901 (Fig. 15).
The binding is titled using paper labels which are produced with a Macintosh computer and a laser printer.28 This method provides a fast, economical and attractive alternative to gold stamping. Moriki29 an assorted line of colored Japanese handmade papers, is used because it is flexible, durable, and provides a smooth surface which is compatible with the laser printing process. The software used for the labels (as well as for the graphics in this paper) is a program called "Super Paint,"30 which can be upgraded to include hundreds of fonts of type, and allows for precise manipulation of spacing between lines. The labels are produced in batches of approximately twenty per sheet, the Moriki being cut to the 8½ by 11 inch dimensions required to feed properly through the laser printer. Once printed, the xerographic image is sealed to improve its abrasion resistance with an application of hydroxypropylcellulose (Klucel-g)31 dissolved in ethanol, and the finished label is attached to the front cover of the binding with a mixture of paste and PVA.
Pockets and Variations
Occasionally a number of separate parts must be included with a pamphlet which require a pocket. Pockets can be handled in at least two ways, either as a pastedown on the board, or sewn with the text using a hooked guard. A pocket sewn with a hooked guard may also be bound individually (reinforced with a free guard if necessary) to house extremely fragile, rare or historically significant pamphlets, single plates, maps, etc.
In cases where it is necessary to pamphlet bind a limited number of single leaves (such as photocopies), the work of Henry Pedersen32 provides a workable model. Sections are made up of four leaves which are creased to hinge in an alternating pattern along the binding edge, joined with paste, and sewn through the resultant fold (Fig. 16). Another option for single leaves of historical significance is to attach a Japanese paper hinge to the leaf with paste, and sew through the resultant gathering of Japanese paper hinges. A small book of encapsulated leaves can also be hinged individually or folded in conjugate pairs and sewn through the fold to produce an encapsulation pamphlet binding.
In conclusion, the purpose of this paper has been to draw attention to an approach to binding pamphlets (when binding is appropriate) which is non-damaging in terms of the materials and structure used. Too often historically significant pamphlets have been bound as expeditiously as possible using inappropriate techniques such as tipped endpaper attachments, glued up spine folds, stab sewn structures for multiple section pamphlets or unsound materials in general. By examining the history of pamphlet binding structures and synthesizing the components that have proven simple and non-damaging, a bookbinding specification has resulted that has found application in the general collection of the Lee Library of Brigham Young University. This technique has been used successfully by technicians over the past two years, primarily in the Primrose music collection, and has satisfied our need for a durable, easy to produce and aesthetically pleasing pamphlet binding.
1. An eloquent argument which deserves reiteration was recently made by Nicholas Pickwoad ("The Conservation of Ephemeral Bindings," in The Institute of Paper Conservation, 10th Anniversary Conference: New Directions in Paper Conservation, 14-18 April 1986) proposing a conservative approach "which require(s) as little disturbance as possible" when weighing appropriate treatment options for ephemeral pamphlet material.
7. Elizabeth L. Eisenstein, The Printing Press as an Agent of Change: Communications and Cultural Transformations in Early-Modern Europe (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1979), 1:133n, 174, 261.
9. The survey was conducted between January and November, 1986, and included approximately 3000 pamphlets from the French Political Pamphlet Collection, the Mazarinade Collection, and random samplings from the rare book collection of Brigham Young University.
13. Christopher Clarkson, Limp Vellum Binding and Its Potential as a Conservation Type Structure for the Rebinding of Early Printed Books: A Break with 19th and 20th Century Rebinding Attitudes and Practices (Hitchin, Hertfordshire, England: The Red Gull Press, 1982). First published under the same title in Preprints, 4th Triennial Meeting of the International Council of Museums, Committee for Conservation, Venice, 13-18 October 1975 (Paris: The Committee, 1975), 3:1-15.
15. Robert Espinosa, "Specifications For a Hard-Board Laced-In Conservation Binding," The Book And Paper Group Annual 2 (1983): 25-49.
16. James M. Robinson, ed., The Facsimile Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices (Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1972-). Published under the auspices of the Department of Antiquities of the Arab Republic of Egypt, in conjunction with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization.
17. John W. B. Barns, "Greek and Coptic Papyri From the Covers of the Nag Hammadi Codices: A Preliminary Report," in Essays on the Nag Hammadi Texts: in Honor of Pahor Labib, Nag Hammadi Studies 6 (Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1975), 9-17.
21. Library Binding Service Archival Products, Pamphlet Binders (Des Moines, IA: Library Binding Service Archival Products, 1987). Brochure published to promote the pamphlet binder developed by Barclay Ogden, Hans Wiesendanger and Fritz James.
23. There has been little research done on Tyvek for conservation applications to date. Tyvek is manufactured by E. I. duPont de Nemours and Co., and is available through Transilwrap Co. (4199 "A" Oneida Street, Denver, CO 80216) and other plastics distributors.
24. The lightweight Gore-Tex barrier is a laminate of expanded PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene) and a nonwoven polyester, which is chemically inert and nonabrasive. It is manufactured by and available from W. L. Gore and Associates, Inc. (100 Airport Road, P. O. Box 1550, Elkton, MD 21921).
25. When a pamphlet is made up of three or more thick sections, an unsupported link stitch may be an appropriate sewing structure. The endpaper used is a single hooked fly leaf combined with a thin piece of bookcloth to provide a cloth joint. Both a hooked fly leaf and bookcloth hinge are wrapped around the first and last sections and sewn on with the text (Fig. 18). A separate pastedown is used on the inside of each board.
26. The cotton/linen blended bookcloth produced in Germany by Bamberger Kaliko and distributed in America as Sail Cloth 402 by Whitman Products Ltd. (21 Brayton Street, West Warwick, RI 02893) is preferred by this author.
29. The Moriki papers are available from: Andrews/Nelson/Whitehead Corporation (31-10 48th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11101), Paper Source (730 North Franklin, Suite 111, Chicago, IL 60610), and, under the name "Dyed Paper," from Aiko's Art Material Import (714 North Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611).
Selected Bibliography of Literature Relevant to the Binding of Pamphlets
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American Dictionary of Printing and Bookmaking: Containing a History of These Arts in Europe and America, with Definitions of Technical Terms and Biographical Sketches. New York: Howard Lockwood and Company, 1894.
American Library Association Committee on Bookbinding. Care and Binding of Books and Magazines. Chicago: American Library Association, 1928.
Arnett, John Andrews [John Hannett]. Bibliopegia; or, the Art of Bookbinding in all its Branches. Nineteenth-Century Book Arts and Printing History Series. New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1980; reprint, London: Groombridge, 1835.
Bailey, Arthur L. Library Bookbinding. White Plains, NY: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1916.
Bailey, Henry Turner. Booklet Making; an Art-Craft Problem. New York:
The Prang Company, 1912.
______.. Library Bookbinding. White Plains, NY: H. W. Wilson Co., 1916.
Barber, Giles. "Continental Paper Wrappers and Publishers' Bindings in the 18th Century." The Book Collector 24, no. 1 (Spring 1975): 37-49.
Bauer, Hans. Lehrbuch der Buchbinderei. Leipzig, East Germany: J. J. Weber, 1911.
Bean, Florence O., and John C. Brodhead. Bookbinding for Beginners. 4th ed. Worcester, MA: The Davis Press, 1931.
Bennett, Leslie, and Jack Simmons. Children Making Books. London: A.& C. Black, 1978.
Bowerman, George F. "Some Notes on Binding." The Library Journal 35 (June 1910): 258-59.
Boyce, Barrington. Progressive Bookcraft. Oxford: Oxford University Press, .
Brigham, Herbert O. "Indexing and Care of Pamphlets." The Library Journal 37 (December 1912): 668-71.
Brown, Zaidee. "What to do With Pamphlets." The Library Journal 32 (August 1907): 358-60.
Buick, Moira. "One Method of Sewing Single Sheets for Binding." The Paper Conservator 2 (1977): 4-5.
Burdett, Eric. The Craft of Bookbinding: A Practical Handbook. London: Newton Abbot, 1975.
Buxton, George Fred, and Fred L. Curran. Paper and Cardboard Construction. Peoria, IL: The Manual Arts Press, 1916.
Cains, Anthony. "Book Conservation Workshop Manual Part Five: Continuation of Specification and Observation." The New Bookbinder 5 (1985): 27-55.
Canavan, Ruth. "Standard Binder Devised for Filing Miscellaneous Data." Engineering News-Record 103 (24 October 1929): 663.
Catton, G. A. The A.B.C. of Bookcraft. London: Evans Brothers Limited, 1950.
Clough, Eric A. Bookbinding for Librarians. London: Association of Assistant Librarians, 1957.
Cockerell, Douglas. Binding Books of One Section. Bookbinding as a School Subject Series, no. 1. Hitchin, Herfordshire, England: G. W. Russell, [19301.
______. Bookbinding, and the Care of Books: A Handbook for Amateurs,Bookbinders, and Librarians. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1901.
Cockerell, Sydney M. "The Binding of Manuscripts." In The Calligrapher's Handbook. Ed. by C. M. Lamb, 199-223. London: Faber and Faber Limited, [19561.
Collins, Arthur Frederick. Book Crafts for Schools: The Approach to Bookbinding. Leicester, England: The Dryad Press, 1932.
______.. Book Crafts for Seniors: A Handbook for Teachers, Students and Craftworkers. Leicester, England: The Dryad Press, 1938.
______. Book Crafts for Junior Pupils: A Handbook for Teachers and Students. Leicester, England: The Dryad Press, 1936.
Collison, Robert L. The Treatment of Special Material in Libraries. London: Aslib, 1957.
Condit, Lester. A Pamphlet About Pamphlets. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press, 1939.
Coutts, Henry T., and Geo. A. Stephen. Manual of Library Bookbinding: Practical and Historical. London: Libraco Limited, 1911.
Crane, W. J. E. Bookbinding for Amateurs: Being Descriptions of the Various Tools and Appliances Required and Minute Instructions for Their Effective Use. London: L. Upcott Gill, .
Cutter, Charles A. "The Preservation of Pamphlets." The Library Journal 1, no. 2 (1876): 51-54.
Dana, John Cotton. A Library Primer. 2d ed. Chicago: Library Bureau, 1900.
______.. Notes on Bookbinding for Libraries. Chicago: Library
Davenport, Cyril. "The Repairing and Binding of Books for Public Libraries." Chap. in Leather for Libraries. London: The Sound Leather Committee of the Library Association, 1905.
Davenport, Fred. Binding Crafts for the Junior School. London: Sir Isaac Pitman and Sons, Ltd., 1930.
Dean, J. F. "In House Processing of Paperbacks and Pamphlets." Serials Reviews 7 (October 1981): 81-85.
Demco Library Supplies. Demco Presents These Time-Saving Suggestions ... Inexpensive Ways to Keep Library Books, Pamphlets and Magazines in Good Condition. Look to Demco for the Answer to Your Mending Problems. Madison, WI: Demco Library Supplies, .
Dickey, Philena A. The Care of Pamphlets and Clippings in Libraries.Library Problems Series. White Plains, NY: The H. W. Wilson Company, .
Diehl, Edith. Bookbinding: Its Background and Technique. Vol. 2. New York: Rinehart and Company, Inc., 1946.
Douglas, Clara, and Constance Lehde. Book Repairing: New Ideas from the Mendery. University of Washington Extension Series. Seattle, WA: The University of Washington, 1936.
Drury, F. K. W. "On Protecting Pamphlets." The Library Journal 35 (March 1910): 118-19.
Duffield, D. W. "The Binding of Pamphlets and the Rebacking and Reinforcing of Books." The Library Journal 43 (May 1918): 315-19.
Dumpleton, John. Make Your Own Booklet. New York: Taplinger Publishing Company Inc., 1969.
"The Evolving Pamphlet Bindery: Only the Strong Will Survive." Inland Printer/American Lithographer 173 (September 1974): 75-76.
Falconer, Joan O. "A Handiguide to: Do-It-Yourself Music Binding." Wilson Library Bulletin 48 (December 1973): 332-35.
Feipel, Louis N., and Earl W. Browning. Library Binding Manual. Chicago: American Library Association, 1951.
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Foxon, David. "Stitched Books." The Book Collector 24, no. 1 (Spring 1975): 111-24.
Foye, Charlotte H. "The Care of Pamphlets." The Library Journal 24 (January 1899): 13-14.
Goodwin, Bancroft L. Pamphlet Binding: A Primer on Information About Various Operations Employed in Binding Pamphlets and Other Works Done in the Bindery. Typographic Technical Series for Apprentices, Part 5, no. 30. Chicago: United Typothetae of America, 1925.
Greenfield, Jane. Books, Their Care and Repair. New York: H. W. Wilson Co., 1983.
First published as: Pamphlet Binding. Yale University Preservation Pamphlet Series, no. 4. New Haven, CT: Yale University Library, 1981.
______. Basic Book Repair. 30 min. The H. W. Wilson Company. 1987. Videocassette.
Grimm, Francis W. A Primer to Bookbinding. Boston, MA: Houghton Mifflin Company, 1939.
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First published as: "A Method of Binding a Book in One Section." Paper and Print 20, no. 2 (Summer 1947): 122-26.
Hasluck, Paul N., ed. Bookbinding. Handicraft Series. Philadelphia, PA: David McKay, 1908.
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Hewitt-Bates, J. S. Bookbinding. Leicester, England: The Dryad Press, 1967.
______.. Bookbinding for Schools: A Textbook for Teachers and Students in Elementary and Secondary Schools and Training Colleges. Leicester, England: The Dryad Handicrafts, 1941.
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Hollander, Annette. Bookcraft: How to Construct Note Pad Covers, Boxes, and Other Useful Items. New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold Company, 1974.
Homes, H. A. "Unbound Volumes on Library Shelves." The Library Journal 11 (July 1893): 214-16.
Honea, Ted. "Music... A Binding Challenge." The New Library Scene 4, no. 3 (June 1985): 1.
______.. "Pamphlet-Binding Encapsulated Music." M.L A. Newsletter 59 (November - December 1984): 4.
______.. "Repair and Conservation at Sibley Music Library, 1987." TMs [reduced photocopy]. Sibley Music Library, Eastman School of Music, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY.
Horton, Carolyn. Cleaning and Preserving Bindings and Related Materials. 2d ed., rev. Conservation of Library Materials, L.T.P. Publications, no. 16. Chicago: American Library Association, 1969.
International Committee for the Nag Hammadi Codices. The Facsimile Edition of the Nag Hammadi Codices. Leiden, Netherlands: E. J. Brill, 1972-79.
Jackson, William A. "Printed Wrappers of the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Centuries." Harvard Library Bulletin 6 (1952): 313-21.
Johnson, Arthur W. Manual of Bookbinding. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1978.
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