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Medieval on the Go: The Girdle Book

ByKaren Hanmer

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Complete instructions to craft a girdle book, a medieval binding structure featuring a long extension of leather, which could be attached to a traveler’s belt. Includes numerous illustrations, a tool list and an extensive bibliography. This is an advanced level structure for those who already have experience with traditional binding. The girdle book model will be constructed with a combination of ancient and modern techniques and materials. Features include a text block sewn on double raised supports, wooden boards shaped all around with special attention given to the inside spine edge to match the profile of the text block’s natural shoulder, spine linings extending beyond the text block and attached to the inside of the boards, text block laced onto boards and laces pegged in, sewn endbands also laced into the boards, covered in pliable leather, corner tongues, strap and pin closure, corner bosses, vellum foredge markers, leather extension terminates in a decorative knot.

Details

Publication Date
Jun 15, 2015
Language
English
Category
Crafts & Hobbies
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Karen Hanmer

Specifications

Pages
28
Binding
Saddle Stitch
Interior Color
Black & White
Dimensions
US Letter (8.5 x 11 in / 216 x 279 mm)

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