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Click on the objects in the stained glass to get an

explanation of the tools used in bookbinding:


Below is a 19th Century Bookbinding Studio,
The same tools and machines are used today in a functional bindery.
Click on the different binders for explanation of the tasks performed.
The image is from a plate published in " Handbuch der Wohlgewerklichen Künste" (Schreiber). Note that the position of the man plowing is the same as the plower in
"Was willst du werden", written and illustrated by Oscar Pletsch in 1862.
The links on this page are to:
Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books


A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology
compiled by
Matt T. Roberts and Don Etherington
Drawings by Margaret R. Brown


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