Originally published in 1916. It has been the purpose of the writer in these chapters on library bookbinding to set forth as clearly as possible the best information relating to process, materials, routine and various other lesser matters pertaining to book binding which must be taken into consideration by librarians, or by assistants in charge of binding departments. Much of this information will still be useful and practical today. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original artwork and text.