Here the second of the two "manuals" introducing bookbinding subjects to school children that I recently received. They are both parts of the Technische Jugend Bücherei (Technical Library for Youths) edited by L.M.K. Capeller, instructor for art education at the teacher training institute in Munich. The first pamphlet Papparbeit (No. 17) was described in my previous post, and covered the subject of paper crafts such as desk accessories, calendars, boxes, ...
Buchbinden (No. 18) is the second that introduces bookbinding. Both were published in 1926. The structures that are introduced are the single-section pamphlet in a wrapper and the multi-section Pappband, or as it more commonly referred to in North America, Bradel binding. The appendix briefly describes sewing on sawn in cords rather than tapes, and suggests working with a carpenter to construct a sewing frame (diagram in book).
|The covers on these pamphlets are rather attractive,|
with the central decorative element representing a box.
|Diagram for making the hooked endpaper out of a|
single strip. This will result in a pastedown,
flyleaf, and guard/waste sheet that the cover
will be built up on.
This construction was also depicted in the post here.
|Starting the sewing. Note the position of|
the endsheet relative to the first signature.
|The Hülse attached to the guard/waste sheet.|
|Next, the boards get attached.|
Final tips: When starting out, sew on tapes, so you don't need a sewing frame, make sure you have lots of CLEAN wastepaper ready BEFORE starting each step, so you don't have to scurry to find a piece, also avoiding glue stains on the book... Then, make sure to have fun.