Bookbinding manuals -
creating miniature books
Creating Miniature Books
Subtitled "How to design and print miniature books on your home computer, and bind them using traditional hand binding techniques", this new book combines the contents of two previous books - Making Miniature Books (2010) and Designing Miniature Books (2014). The contents have been updated and expanded, with many new illustrations.
The book comes with a folder of Sample Papers and Cover Materials for Miniature Books:
Creating Miniature Books consists of almost 200 pages, with 132 illustrations. It is divided into four major parts:
- The world of miniature books
- Designing the pages
- Selecting materials
- Binding the book
The Binding section covers four methods of binding: perfect, "pluperfect", saddle-stitched/tacketed, and sewn. It also covers making and applying both soft cases (paperbacks) and hard cases (hardbacks). Appendices provide a list of sources and resources, a glossary, and techniques for printing miniature sheets on standard computer printers.
The book has an overall size of 200 x 136 mm (7-7/8 x 5-3/8 inches). The sample card opens to 356 x 216mm (14 x 8-1/2 inches).
The price is $60 within the USA (including postage)
The price is $70 outside the USA (including postage
The samples on this folder are tipped in, so you can feel each sample's thickness and texture.