Hinged Parchment Binding as per Fra Edgard Claes

Barbara Schmelzer

Fra Edgard Claes has done historical research into hinged bindings of various materials and has developed a new version of a hinged parchment binding which allows the book to open perfectly. Due to its strength, parchment is very well suited to create the tubes through which a stainless steel pin hinges the boards to the spine. I will be describing the preparation of materials and how the spine and boards are made.

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