Talk:BPG Sewing and Leaf Attachment

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This page would benefit from someone cleaning up the links to the images and adding more images of sewing structures, in particular, images of how the various structures open.--Kkelly (talk) 15:55, 3 November 2016 (CDT)

An excellent addition to this page would be photographs of the reversed sewing supports (i.e., what is visible from the inside of the section after you pull (remove) the gatherings). This would help in identifying sewing during disbinding operations). Also a bibliography. Also an explanation of what "pretzel" sewing is. --Kkelly (talk) 09:12, 10 February 2017 (CST)

Abbreviated sewing?--Kkelly (talk) 11:23, 25 October 2017 (CDT)

References to add, linked from the appropriate section (from early BCC drafts, with thanks to OP --Kkelly (talk) 10:40, 23 September 2019 (CDT))

Sawn in Cords

Cockerell, Douglas. Bookbinding and the Care of Books. Appelton: New York,1902.pp.100-114.
Argues against sawn-in cords - proponent of flexible sewing all along.
Middleton, Bernard. History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique. 3rd supplemental edition. Holland Press Ltd.: London, 1988. pp. 17-20.
Cites Graham Pollard article "Changes in the Style of Bookbinding, 1550-1830." The Library. June 1956 p.85 for a further description of the development of sawn-in or recessed sewing.

Unsupported Sewing

Szirmai, J.A. The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding. Ashgate Publishing: Aldershot, England, 1999. pp.16-19
Illustrations and descriptions of many historical unsupported link stitch variants.
Smith, Keith. Non-Adhesive Binding. Sigma Foundation: New York, 1991. pp.174-183.
Description of unsupported sewing used in current "coptic" bindings.