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Bookbinding Illustrations

As I’ve studied pre-industrial bookbinding, I’ve come to value various period-illustrations from bookbinding manuals and other contemporary texts (like Diderot’s Encyclopédie). Below are links to collections of plates from various publications. As time allows, descriptions of the plates will be added.

Zeidlers Sewing Frame
Sewing frame from Johann Gottfried Zeidler, Buchbinder-Philosophie Oder Einleitung In die Buchbinder Kunst (1708)