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    International Bookbinding Competition Catalogue
     

  • 2015
    GBP 22.50 (+GBP 2.00 p&p)

    A sumptuously produced, full colour catalogue containing high quality images of all the 85 bindings entered in the 2015 competition.

    Price: GBP22.50
    (includes postage & packing)


  • 2017
    GBP 22.50 (+GBP 2.00 p&p)

    A highly collectable catalogue containing full colour images of all the 78 bindings entered in the 2017 competition.

    Price: GBP22.50
    (includes postage & packing)

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    DVDs  (Prices include postage & packing)

  • DVD 1
    Dominic Riley
    GBP 17.00

    DOMINIC RILEY:
    Repairing Leather Bindings with Japanese Paper


    A video record of Dominic Riley's demonstration at the SoB Seminar in Birmingham, July 2002.

    Wnen leather bindings break at the joints, the traditional approach is to reback the binding with leather, re-hanging the boards and relining the spine. However, there are times when this is not feasible.

    In recent years, conservator Don Etherington and others have pioneered simple, non-invasive repairs using Japanese tissue. This demonstration by SoB Vice-chairman, Dominic Riley covers these techniques.

    Also included here is a slideshow of the prizewinning bindings from the SoB International Bookbinding Competition 2005.

    Price: members GBP13.00 / non-members GBP17.00
    (includes postage & packing)


  • DVD 2
    Nick Cowlishaw
    GBP 17.00

    NICK COWLISHAW:
    Rebacking a Cloth Binding


    One of the most common problems with Victorian cloth bindings is damage to the spine and joints, leading to detaching of the boards.

    The demonstration on this DVD, by one of the UK’s foremost bookbinding teachers, will guide you through the procedures necessary to assess and repair such damage with the minimum cosmetic impact on the binding.

    Also included are slideshows of the prizewinning bindings from the SoB International Bookbinding Competition held in 1999, 2001 and 2003.

    111 minutes.

    Price: members GBP13.00 / non-members GBP17.00
    (includes postage & packing)


  • DVD 3
    Bernard Middleton
    GBP 17.00

    BERNARD MIDDLETON:
    Seventy Years in Bookbinding


    Bernard C. Middleton, M.B.E., F.S.A is one of the most skilled craftsman of our time. His has now spanned some seventy years, as bookbinder, teacher and writer.

    In this film, Bernard looks back on his long and varied life in bookbinding, which began at the of Arts & Crafts in 1938. He remembers his apprenticeship years at the British Museum and reflects on his time spent as the manager of Zaehnsdorf's.He talks about his early years of self-employment in a garret room in Soho, his American adventures and his experiences in the flood-damaged libraries of Florence.

    Bernard shares some of his extraordinary techniques for restoring antiquarian books and takes us on a tour of his bindery.

    With his characteristically understated humour, his sharp mind and thoughtful observations on the he craft that he loves, Bernard gives us a truly fascinating, often moving and always enjoyable insight into his remarkable world.

    123 minutes.

    Price: members GBP13.00 / non-members GBP17.00
    (includes postage & packing)


  • DVD 4
    Maureen Duke
    GBP 17.00

    MAUREEN DUKE:
    The Life and Work of a Bookbinder


    Maureen Duke is one of the most respected bookbinders and teachers of our time. Over a career spanning more than sixty years she has introduced many students to this special craft. She has travelled widely, taking bookbinding to new audiences around the world, has written extensively on the subject and has been a pioneer in book restoration.

    In this remarkable film, Maureen looks back over her career. She reflects on her early years of self-employment, her first forays into the world of teaching and talks with passion about her time leading the full-time course at Guildford.

    In retirement Maureen has been busier than ever and we see her in action at Urchfont Manor and West Dean and meet some of her students, past and present, who have been inspired by her skills as a craftsman and communicator.

    She takes us on a tour of her extraordinary bindery, which she has occupied for the last forty years, and in a special feature demonstrates some of her favourite techniques which have evolved over many years at the bench.

    With a combination of modesty, humour and sure command of her subject, Maureen gives us a rare glimpse into her fascinating world.

    165 minutes.

    Price: members GBP13.00 / non-members GBP17.00
    (includes postage & packing)

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    BOOKBINDER  (Prices include postage & packing)

  • Vol. 3: 1989

    GBP 13.50

    John L. Coleman: Profile: John Edward McIntyre

    James Brockman: One Kind of Training: recollections

    Richard Hills: Paper for Books, Advances & Disasters

    Michael Wilcox: Making Cloisonné-style Blocks & Finishing Tools

    Silim Quraishi: Development of Papermaking in Islamic Countries

    Rolando Biondi: An Alternative Method for Re-attaching Boards

    Graham Day: Abri: The Mysterious Art of Paper Marbling

    Jack C. Thompson: Technology of the Medieval Book

    Price: members GBP10.50 / non-members GBP13.50
    (includes postage & packing)


  • Vol. 15: 2001

    GBP 13.50

    Flora Ginn: A Patron's Portrait: a sketch of the man behind the reputation

    J. Brian Edwards: The Cambridge Panel: the judges' verdict at Homerton College 2001

    Jozsef Sisitka: Water Resistant: a papermill on the river Thames

    Dominic Wall: An Introduction to Parchment: just what is parchment?

    David Grange: Time Honoured: a traditional Book of Hours for the 21st Century

    Alan Gardiner: The Belgian Experience: training across the Channel

    Glenn Bartley: Dyeing Art: airbrushing on vellum - an expert reveals all

    Mel Jefferson: Jones the Book: an interview with Trevor Jones

    Arthur W. Johnson: The Teacher's Tale: adventures along the way

    Price: members GBP10.50 / non-members GBP13.50
    (includes postage & packing)


  • Vol. 21: 2007

    GBP 13.50

    Gordon Hartley: Complete Yorkshire: step-by-step edge gilding with Bob Holroyd

    David Pearson: Common or Garden: in praise of 'ordinary' bindings

    Yvette Fletcher: Skin Care: The Leather Conservation Centre

    Stuart Brockman: SoB International Competition 2007: review & winning bindings

    Dominic Riley: London Strife: the 1786 bookbinding strike

    David Penton: A Matter of Opinion: Mark Cockram - a profile

    Price: members GBP10.50 / non-members GBP13.50
    (includes postage & packing)


  • Vol. 23: 2009

    GBP 17.00

    Gene Riley: A Tale of Four Halves: Mary Cartwright, lady bookbinder

    Ian Andrews: Pattern Recognition: determining age via design

    Doug Rice: Master Classes: binders from the Central School

    Sayaka Fukuda: Japanese Lacquered Albums: their heritage, problems & repair

    Stuart Brockman: SoB International Competition 2009: all the winners from Warwick

    Dave Perry: It's a Fine Line: tooling à la Cobden-Sanderson

    Sam Ellenport: A Bookbinding Anomaly: linked-spine designs

    Richard Aitken: Book of the Dyeing: ledger conservation

    Price: members GBP14.00 / non-members GBP17.00
    (includes postage & packing)

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  • Vol. 24: 2010

    GBP 17.00

    Paul S. Smith: In the Gothic Mould: one man's papier maché…

    Robert Hamer: Jigs & Theses: double-fanned adhesive binding

    Chris Calver: Anthony Gardner OBE: a report from our private detective

    Stuart Brockman: Collaboration: the binding of the Highgrove Florilegium

    Kathy Abbott: Binder's Choice: bindings by Tomorrow's Past

    Nick Cowlishaw: The Cambridge Panel: don't throw that old toothbrush away!

    Alan Fitch: Hebridean Colours: an interview with Corinna Krause

    Gene Riley: Squaring the Circle: emergency conservation in the field

    Price: members GBP14.00 / non-members GBP17.00
    (includes postage & packing)


  • Vol. 25: 2011

    GBP 17.00

    Alan Fitch: Forwarded But Not Yet Finished: an interview with Julian Thomas MBE

    Arthur Green: A Springback Stationery Binding: a step-by-step tutorial

    Arthur Green & Hannah Brown: SoB International Competition 2011: review & prizewinners

    Lester Capon: High Church: extreme conservation in Ethiopia

    Samantha Elliot: The Vanishing Art of Fore-edge Painting: now you see it…

    Ann Tomalak: Preserving Tomorrow's Past: conserving Edgar Mansfield's artwork

    Raymond Bonnett: Foxing: to bleach or not to bleach…

    Price: members GBP14.00 / non-members GBP17.00
    (includes postage & packing)


  • Vol. 26: 2012

    GBP 17.00

    Dominic Riley: Cloth Rebacking: step-by-step tutorial

    Glenn Bartley with Trevor Lloyd & Mel Jefferson: The Russian Project: an Eastern (text) block

    Stuart Southall: 10+1: a collector's choice

    Cristina Balbiano d’Aramengo: The Lamellae Binding: step-by-step tutorial

    David Sellars: Mr Dickens' Drood: a tale of one binding

    Antonio Vélez Celemin: Choose a Chameleon…: Spanish marbling

    Alan Fitch: Forwarded But Not Yet Finished #2: an interview with Alan Wood

    Price: members GBP14.00 / non-members GBP17.00
    (includes postage & packing)


  • Vol. 27: 2013

    GBP 17.00

    Trevor Lloyd: In The Round: centrifugal casting of finishing tools by Stewart Field

    Mark Harrison: Titling by Hand with Gold Leaf: step-by-step for beginners

    Hannah Brown & Arthur Green: SoB International Competition 2013: review & prizewinners

    John Burton: Boxer Rebellion: the container as sculpture

    Sayaka Fukuda: Japanese Papermaking in Kochi: a brief history & current practices

    Alex McGuckin: The Anatomy of a Book: a (miniature) bindery in a box

    Anne Roberts: A Time to Print and a Time to Bind: an interview with Alan Fitch

    Price: members GBP14.00 / non-members GBP17.00
    (includes postage & packing)

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  • Vol. 28: 2014

    GBP 17.00

    Hannah Brown: Mayflies of the Driftless Region: how to embroider on leather

    Richard Nichols: Case Studies in Conservation: working in the book's best interests

    Philippa Räder: A Royal Restoration: rebinding Audubon's big book

    Anne Roberts: Binding Partnerships: an interview with Stuart & Louise Brockman

    Tony Russ: The Cuir Ciselé Binding: stippling for beginners

    Ian Andrews: Fans, Lace and Tulips: must-have gold designs

    Sue Hufton: The Saint John's Bible Project: a calligrapher's pursuit of perfection

    Price: members GBP14.00 / non-members GBP17.00
    (includes postage & packing)


  • Vol. 29: 2015

    GBP 17.00

    Dominic Riley: Let the Games Begin!: a sporting challenge from 1636 (restoration)

    Maureen Duke: Kalahari Kaskenades: recycling as book art

    Arthur Green & Hannah Brown: SoB International Competition 2015: review & prizewinners

    Abigail Bainbridge: Protecting a Slim Volume: step-by-step tutorial

    Michael Kelly: The King's Grave: period binding group project

    Isobel Griffin & Claire Thomson: Conservation of the Glenmasan Manuscript: parchment conservation

    Jan Zimmerlich: Woven Structure Binding

    Anne Roberts: 'Keep at it Lass!': an interview with Ann Tout

    Price: members GBP14.00 / non-members GBP17.00
    (includes postage & packing)

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