The structure that I have chosen to use is the French bookbinder Benjamin Elbel’s dos rapporté. The volume lies open nicely and is a sturdy structure for a reference book that would be used regularly. The design is on Strathmore 80-pound acid-free wove paper, inside board in binders’ cloth for additional protection. The flysheets are handmade marbled paper. The paper on the inside of the spine with information regarding Mr. Middleton is also on acid-free Strathmore paper. The eight signatures would be sewn in the link-stitch on the ends with cord stitching and covered with a mull for added protection and strength.
[A bound volume with blank pages serving as a model of the design proposal].
“Sgantas example,” Bridwell Library Special Collections Exhibitions, accessed October 5, 2022, https://bridwell.omeka.net/items/show/2305.