Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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journeyman bookbinder

A bookbinder who has learned the aspects of the trade of bookbinding. The term "journeyman" refers to the previous practice of workmen journeying from place to place to work in different shops in order to acquire a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of the craft. The term no longer has much significance in the United States, although it is used in some trades in describing a person who has completed a training program.

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