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The Legacy Press


The Legacy Press


Books about the Printing, Paper, and Bookbinding Arts


Essay Series


In 2013, The Legacy Press published the first volume in the series, Suave Mechanicals: Essays on the History of Bookbinding. This project came about after discussions between Cathy Baker, the publisher, and Julia Miller, bookbinding historian, about the need for a journal-style publication that would not only feature published scholars, but would also provide a forum for those who have not been published. The goal for Suave Mechanicals was to encourage authors to explore areas of the history of bookbinding that had not been addressed previously, and to add to the body of established scholarship about some of the more well-known binding structures. And since 2013 four more volumes of Suave Mechanicals have appeared to critical acclaim.


A few years ago Cathy decided to publish two new series, Papermaker s Tears: Essays on the Art and Craft of Paper and Impression: Essays on the Art of Printing. Editors for these new series are working on Vol. 1.


Suave Mechanicals

Essays on the History of Bookbinding


Julia Miller, editor


Vol. 1 (2013)

Vol. 2 (2015)

Vol. 3 (2016)

Vol. 4 (2017)

Vol. 5 (2019)

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