This early work on bookbinding is both expensive and hard to find in its first edition. It contains detailed instructions of the methods and materials involved in book preservation and binding. This is a fascinating work and thoroughly recommended for bookbinders and librarians. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.