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The Legacy Press


The Legacy Press


Books about the Printing, Paper, and Bookbinding Arts

Suave Mechanicals

Essays on the History of Bookbinding


Volume 3  •  Julia Miller, editor

Erin Albritton

Christina Amato



Ruth Bardenstein



Ana Beny

Kristine Rose Beers


Ashley Cataldo



Marco di Bella




Louise L. Foster


Bill Hanscom



Hedi Kyle


Arielle Middleman

Todd Pattison


















A Study of Two Semi-Limp Parchment Binding Styles in the Rare Book Collection at The New York Academy of Medicine Library


Historical Bindings of the Chamberlain-Warren Samaritan Collection


An Inspiration for Conservation: An Historic Andalusi Binding Structure


“A Swarm of Binders”: Isaiah Thomas’s Bookbinding Network, 1782–1818


From Box Binding to Envelope-Flap Binding:

The Missing Link in Transitional Islamic Bookbinding


The Nineteenth-Century American Pocket Diary


Towards a Morphology of the Ethiopian Book Satchel


The Fold: Evolution, Function, and Inspiration


Benjamin Bradley and the “Profitable Stroke”: Binding Six Months in a Convent and the Need for Copy-Specific Cataloging of Nineteenth-Century Publishers’ Bindings

517 pages  •  584 images  •  full color  •  cloth, sewn DVD  •  2016


ISBN 9781940965024  •  $85.00