Morris Lee King
This essay was written principally for those who are interested in an amateur way in this subject or are contemplating taking it up, and at the same time are not able to come in contact with teachers of the art and others interested in it. I have not endeavored to cover the whole field, nor to go into the different methods in use in different countries. I have, however, endeavored to describe the processes through which a book passes from the moment the original casing is removed until it lies before us, well tooled, a thing of beauty.
Morris Lee King.
First written in 1907 and 1908, this essay was never published in book form. It is presented here in its original text.
Copyright August 2001, bookbinding.com