Habe endlich meinen eigenen Pressbengel
Finally have my own Pressbengel
|My copy. Where did it come from...?|
|1824, position and image match my copy.|
|1827, same image, but on facing page.|
|1818, different binder facing in opposite direction. |
The number of rolls on the rack in the background varies, too.
|Verso of "Pizza cutters"|
|Stifte im ersten Lehrjahr, Reichsmark 9|
For 1st apprentices, 9 Reichsmarks
|Für Buchbinderlehrlinge und Gehilfen, Reichsmark 50|
For apprentices and "unskilled" laborers, 50 Reichsmarks
|Für Gesellen und Meister, Rcichsmark 70|
For journeymen and masters, 70 Reichsmarks
|Nix für Lehrlinge sondern eher Gesellen und Meister... Ohne Preis.|
Nothing for apprentices, but rather journeymen and master... Priceless
|Gluing out: Before and After|
|Springback ledger/account books|
|In honor of the two comets we will have seen this year,|
an ad from a brush factory.
|A journeyman son of a meister looking to swap positions with a peer.|
Experienced in all manner of binding styles and no slouch in gold tooling and blocking.
|From Paul Kersten's Die Buchbinderei und das Zeichnen des Buchbinders ... (Halle a.d. Saale, 1909), plate 1.|
BIBLIOPHILE: Master, your logic is impeccable and I will keep what you said in mind. Let me ask you another question. A librarian acquaintance of mine once said that the French do a much better job with their quarter-leather bindings than the Germans.
BOOKBINDER: That is absurd. What is most likely behind that statement is the difference between the French and German styles in how the boards are attached. Remember how I described pasting the frayed-out cords on the board to attach it? What the French do is lace the cords through the boards to secure them. Here, let’s see what Paul Kersten wrote in his Exaktem Bucheinband: “It is commonly believed that a book in which the boards are attached in the French manner is more durable than one in which the German method is used. This is false. The boards are attached to the text block via the cords, and in all cases the failure was at the hinge and after many years of use, not because the boards were not laced on…” (Note: Kersten, Paul. Der Exakte Bucheinband. Halle (Saale): W. Knapp, 1923. Pages 22-23.)
BIBLIOPHILE: Again, I can’t argue with knowledge and experience of a true craftsman like you.
|1: Rollerpress for smoothing the paper in lieu of beating with a hammer; 2: powered machine for folding board, 3: boardshear, 4: backing machine, 5: press nut for additional leverage, 6: beating hammer, 7: powered leather paring machine, 8: manual stapler for making boxes and tubes.|
|1: Guillotine for trimming 3 edges on book blocks, 2: sewing machine, 3: wire sewing machine (stapled), 4: small manual guillotine, 5: plough press, 6: plough, 7: manual wire saddle stapler, 8: rubbing down machine, 9: type-holder , 10: gilding cushion, 11: glue pot and finishing tool heater, 12: die cutter, 13: circular saw for cutting boards, 14: powered guillotine, 15: gilding knife, 16: blocking press.|
|1: Machine for angling boar edges, 2: burnishing stone (agate), 3: roll for finishing, 4: rounding machine, 5: machine folding paper once (for manual or powered use), 6: box for marbling supplies, 7: sewing frame, 8: machine for folding paper twice (powered), 9 & 10: stiff brush and screen for sprinkling book edges.|