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Medieval on the Go: The Girdle Book / Karen Hanmer


24 page : illustrations ; 29 cm
Karen Hanmer
Begun as a workshop handout, these detailed and illustrated instructions guide a binder to create the historic girdle book, an advanced level structure for those who already have experience with traditional binding. Includes a tool list and a bibliography.

"The girdle book is a medieval binding structure featuring a long extension of leather which could be attached to a traveler's belt. This leather extends from the tail of the book, so the text can be read while the book is still attached to the reader's belt. The extension often terminates in a decorative knot or hook ... This model will be constructed with a combination of ancient and modern techniques and materials. A tool list follows these instructions ... These instructions conclude with an extensive bibliography"--Introduction