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Book: The Bookbinder in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg

The Bookbinder in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg

I remember wandering through Colonial Williamsburg as a kid — the smell of sulfur at the blacksmith shop and the food at the various taverns. I don’t particularly recall visiting the printer and bookbinder shops, but I’ve  still learned a great deal from them! Colonial Williamsburg published the Williamsburg Craft Series — short pamphlet-sized tracts that provide a broad overview of the different crafts and trades of  colonial America. When I started researching bookbinding, Clement’s volume provided an excellent introduction, and it is available in full at HathiTrust.

Samford C. Clement’s The Bookbinder in Eighteenth-Century Williamsburg: An Account of His Life & Times, & of His Craft (Williamsburg: Colonial Williamsburg, 1959).

https://hdl.handle.net/2027/uc1.b4197980

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