Trimming & Gluing Up

This entry is part 16 of 20 in the series The Art of Bookbinding (Joseph W. Zaehnsdorf, 3rd Edt, 1897)


Is the book to have a gilt top? Marbled or gilt edges? Or is it to be left uncut? These questions must be settled before anything further is done. If the book is to be uncut or have a gilt top, the rough edges should be taken away with a very sharp knife or shears: this process is called “trimming.” Continue reading →