Hand binding postscript

Just a couple of bits and pics about my false start at binding Graven Images. In the end, I will bind 20 copies of the book myself, but without the aggravating pressure. I’ll get Smiths Falls Bookbinding to finish off the balance. It doesn’t look like there will be a deluxe edition coming out from the press, but customers who desire a finer binding can purchase unbound copies of the book and secure the services of a fine binder to do the work.

Relating to hand binding, I use a sewing jig and a hole template to perforate the signatures (sections).

After all the sections have been perforated, they are collated and sewing together.

I had begun making the hard cover cases before running out of time, using cover papers hand painted by Holly. (For the editions bound out-of-house, these papers were colour photocopied onto Williamsburg paper).

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