stitching (techniques)

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stitching (techniques)
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stabbing (techniques)
Note (en)
The process of holding bookblocks together by stabbing a material such as thread, textile tape, parchment or tanned or tawed skin thongs through the inner margin of an entire bookblock (see also stitching in blocks). Stitching is such a simple technique that it was used both formally and informally from a very early date, but was recognised as a cheap and inferior alternative to sewing, and attempts were made in England in 1586 to control its use in order to protect the work of the bookbinders.
Note (nb)
hefteteknikk som utføres langsetter og fra utsiden av ryggen på bokblokken
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Submitted by admin on Wed, 04/08/2021 - 09:08

Pickwoad, Onward and Downward... (1994)

Nicholas Pickwoad (1994), “Onward and Downward: How Binders Coped with the Printing Press before 1800”, in A Millennium of the Book: Production, Design and Illustration in Manuscript and Print 900-1900, edited by Michael Harris and Robin Myers, Publishing Pathways 8, Winchester, St. Paul’s Bibliographies, pp. 61–106.

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p. 89

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