Guild of Book Workers Newsletter
Number 112
June 1997



Powell, Lawrence Clark. The Work of Ward Ritchie, Designer Printer, Poet: His alter ego and his muses, with remarks by his friend. Truepenny Books, (2509 North Campbell Avenue, Tucson az 85719), 1997. 96 pp., smyth-sewn & bound into Gainsborough Cypress 80# Cover-stock. Limited to 300 copies. $25 + $4 s&h. tel: 520 881-4822; fax: 520 323-6401.

Owen, Claire. Honey from the Mouth of a Wolf. Turtle Island Press, Phila., 1997. 20 pp., 9 photo-etchings, text composed by Golgonooza Letter Foundry. Bound in a red, silk blend, with printed inset label. Edition of 30 with two Artist's Proofs, A.P. I or A.P II. Turtle Island Press, 28 West Haines St., Philadelphia pa 19144, tel: 215 849-7863; fax: 215 849-0168.

Shakespeare, William, Queen Mab, a miniature box/book designed and produced at Waterleaf Mill & Bindery by Pat Baldwin. Illustrations by Graham Barrett Roye. The box is a 2 1/4" cube with 25 pp. text. Edition of 60. $85 + $2 p&h. Available from PequeÒo Press, PO Box 1711, Bisbee az 85603. 520 432-5924; fax 520 432-3065; email: patbooks@

Doizy, Marie-Ange, De la Dominoterie a la Marbrure: Histoire des techniques traditionnelles de la dÈcoration du papier. Published by Art & Metiers du Livre. Illus. in color and b/w. 490 FF. Available from Art & Metiers du Livre/Editions, 55 bis, rue de Lyon, 75012 Paris. tel: 01 43 40 10 88; fax: 01 43 40 10 89.

Middleton, Bernard C., History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique. Oak Knoll Press, 1996. 368 pp., hardcover, illus. $55 + shipping. Order # 44862. Available outside the U.K. from Oak Knoll Books (414 Delaware St., New Castle de 19720, usa. 302 328-7232; fax:302 328-7274, 1-800-996-2556; e-mail:;; within the U.K. from The British Library. This updated and expanded edition, containing additional illustrations and for the first-time, a comprehensive index revised by Dr. Marianne Tidcombe, brings up to date this classic work in the subject of bookmaking, bookbinding and restoration.

Roger Powell: The Compleat Binder, Bibliologia, Vol. 14. J. Sharpe, Ed., isbn 2-503-50434. 341 pp. £86.00. Brepols Publishers, Steenweg op Tielen 68, B-2300 Turnhout, Belgium. Contents include articles by A. Donnelly and Peter Waters, Guy Petherbridge, Christopher Clarkson, Anthony Cains, Don Etherington, Gary Frost, Paul Banks, J. Sharpe, Mirjam Foot, Robert Espinosa and others .

Exhibition Catalogs

The Utrecht Psalter in Medieval Art, edited by Koert van der Horst, William Noel and Wilhelmina W¸stetfeld. HES Publishers with Universiteit Utrecht and Museum Catharinjneconvent, Utrecht. ISBN 9-0619-4318-3. 270 pp. £75. Hardback. Available in CD-Rom for £25. The catalog of an exhibition held in 1996 in the National Museum of Religious Art in Utrecht, which concentrated entirely on the inXuence this most important book had on western medieval book illumination and production at a time when the illustrated codex was used to proclaim power, patronage and wealth. It was displayed alongside other examples of Carolingian artistic heritage. The manuscript dates from between 816 and 833. It was produced in the monastery of Hautvillers, then under the patronage of Archbishop Ebbo, abbot of the monastery of St. Remy in Rheims, and Librarian to the Emperor Louis the Pious. It has only been publicly displayed twice in recent times.


Edge Gilding, a documentary made during a New York Chapter visit to the edge gilders R. Marchetti & Bro., Inc. a year ago in their former Soho location in New York City, is ready for sale. The 75 minute video, made by Liza Bear and Coleen Fitzgibbon, documents the edge gilding of Nick Marchetti, the proprietor of the company started by his father and uncle at the beginning of this century. They are the only practicing trade gilders in New York. They have moved from their Soho location to Brooklyn. The tape is available from The Bookbinder's Warehouse, 31 Division St., Keyport nj 07735-1522 (tel: 908 264-0306; fax: 908 264-8266). $35 + $3 s&h. Checks made out to The Guild of Book Workers. Two copies are available for loan from the GBW Library.
N.B.: R. Marchetti & Bro., Inc. are now at: 87 Richardson St., Brooklyn ny 11211, 718 387-4772.

Fine Hand Bookbinding, Vol. 1, by M. Leroy Chrisman. The 90 minute video, vol. 1 covers numerous repair and restoration techniques. They are discussed and demonstrated and include the "virtually invisible" rebacking technique, making new inner and outer hinges, proper installation of endpapers, and the repair of torn pages. Vol. 2, due out soon, will treat (in great depth) the subject of binding in "Period Style"; touching on such things as proper leathers, papers, headbands and tooling to use on books of different time periods.
Price: $79.95 + $4 s&h each. Both volumes for $136.95. Vol. 1 shipped immediately, vol. 2 by Feb. 14. (Should be ready now.) Michael L. Chrisman, Bookbinder and Historian, email: mchrisman@ or


These publications are available on loan from the Guild Library.

The Canadian Bookbinders and Book Artists Guild Newsletter
Vol. 14, No 4/Winter 1996

Vol 15, No 1/Spring 1997

The Society of Bookbinders Newsletter
Number 1/96 (April 1996)

Number 2/96 (August 1996)

Number 3/96 (December 1996)


New, glossy bimonthly (now monthly) publication aimed at book collectors with a wide range of articles on collectibles and collectors, authors, access to libraries, auction advice & lore, forgeries, et al.

BIBLIO Magazine encourages GBW members to submit articles for publication. Contact Colleen Sell, Biblio Magazine, 845 Willamette St., Eugene OR 97401. tel: 541 345-3800. Send manuscripts, photographs, illustrations with SASE.

Volume 1, Number 1 July-August 1996

Volume 2, Number 4 April 1997

Binder's Guild Newsletter
Vol XIX No. 7 October, 1996

Vol. XIX - No. 8 December 1996

Vol. XX No. 1 January 1997

Vol. XX No. 2 March 1997

Vol. XX No. 3 April 1997

The New Bookbinder: Journal of the Designer Bookbinders
Volume 16 1996

Paper Conservation News, The Institute of Paper Conservation.
Number 80 December 1996

The Paper Conservator. The Journal of the Institute of Paper Conservation.
Volume 20 1996

The Abbey Newsletter
Nov. 1996 v. 20 #6

Dec. 1996 v. 20 #7

Somerset Studio Catalogue
January/February 1997 (Premiere Issue)

March/April 1997


WAAC Newsletter (Western Association for Art Conservation)
Vol. 19 Number 1 January 1997