The Jacobean period was a decorative one, but not one of the highest level of the art of bookbinding.
Most of the leather prepared for bookbinding is too highly finished.
Much of the bookbinding leather now made from sheepskin is quite worthless.
He has learnt the trade of bookbinding, and can well support himself.
After 1649, or thereabouts, there was a full stop for a time to any art production in the matter of bookbinding.
It should be understood that bookbinding is a craft in the best sense of that word.
See the remarks on Leather for bookbinding in the Note at the end of this volume.
The majority are finished with a smooth grain for hat-bands, bookbinding, and linings.
These are regularly cut up—that is, wilfully destroyed—for bookbinding purposes!
He introduced also the arts of bookbinding, gardening, and medicine.