One of the things I’d like to add to my bookbinding schedule is a course on the Medieval bookbinding styles: Carolingian, Romanesque, Gothic, etc. Even girdle books, I suppose.
I’ve seen a couple of online tutorials on the subject. Can you help me to find more resources?
Of course, my first source of information would be The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding by J.A. Szirmai. For the girdle books, there is Medieval on the Go: The Girdle Book by Karen Hanmer. There also is an instruction sheet on her website.
Is there something else available on the web? More step-by-step and tutorial-like? YouTube videos? Your favorite books on the subject? Online courses and webinars? Paid or free — that doesn’t really matter =)
Thanks for your help!
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