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Title: Bookbinding
Original Title: Relieur
Volume and Page: Plates vol. 8 (1771)
Author: Unknown
Translator: Abigail Wendler Bainbridge [West Dean College, bainbridge.abigail@gmail.com]
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Citation (MLA): "Bookbinding → ." The Encyclopedia of Diderot & d'Alembert Collaborative Translation Project. Translated by Abigail Wendler Bainbridge. Ann Arbor: Michigan Publishing, University of Michigan Library, 2010. Web. [fill in today's date in the form 18 Apr. 2009 and remove square brackets]. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027/spo.did2222.0001.595>. Trans. of "Relieur," Encyclopédie ou Dictionnaire raisonné des sciences, des arts et des métiers, vol. 8 (plates). Paris, 1771.
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Containing Six Plates.

Plate I: Bookbinding →


Plate II: Bookbinding → , Lying Press and Developments


Fig. 1. Cutting press. AA, the tub. BB, the press.

2. 3. 4. & 5. Post of the tub. AA, & etc. the tenons. BB, & etc., the mortises.

6. & 7. Upper cross-bar of the tub.

8. 9. 10. & 11. Length pieces of the tub. AA, & etc. the tenons, BB, & etc. the grooves. CC, the mortises.

12. 13. 14. & 15. Cross-bar of the tub. AA, & etc. the tenons. BB, & etc. the grooves

16. & 17. Side panels of the tub.

18. & 19. Braces for the length pieces. AA, & etc. the tenons.

20. 21. 22. & 23. Small panels for the length of the press frame.

24. Cutting press. AA, & etc. the cheeks. [1] BB, the screws. CC, the guide-rails. DD, the runner. E, the plow.

25. Front cheek. AA, the screw holes. BB, the rail holes.

26. Rear cheek. AA, the screw nuts. BB, the rail holes.

27. Runner

28. & 29. Guides for the press

30. & 31. Screws for the press. AA, the screws. BB, the heads. CC, the cranks.

Plate III: Bookbinding →


Plate IV: Bookbinding → , Press and Developments


Fig . 1. Standing press. AA, the legs. [2] B, the screw. C, the platen used by the screw. D, the stationary platen used for pressure. E, the mobile platen. F, the books between boards in the press. G, the small platen. H, the press pin. [3]

2. & 3. Legs. AA, & etc. the mortises. BB, the feet. CC, the grooves.

4. Screw. A, the screw. B, the head. CC, the holes. D, the small wheel.

5. Small platen. A, the hole for the little wheel on the screw.

6. & 7. Press boards.

8. Mobile platen. AA, the tenons of the guide-rail.

9. Lever for the press

10. Platen for the screw. AA, the rise. B, the screw hole. CC, the tenons.

11. Platen for pressure. AA, the tenons.

12. Finishing press. [4] AA, the jaws. BB, the screws. CC, the guide-rails. DD, the books pressed between boards

13. Rear cheek AA, the screws. BB, the guide-rail holes

14. Front cheek. AA, the screw holes. BB, the guide-rail holes

15. & 16. Small press boards.

17. & 18. Guide rail of the finishing press.

19. & 20. Screw. AA, the screws. BB, the heads.

Plate V: Bookbinding → -Gilding


The top of this Plate represents a bookbinder-gilder’s [5] workshop, where several workers are occupied; one in a, in edge-gilding; another in b, in pressing the roll on the board of a book, near him is the finishing stove for heating the irons; a worker [6] in c, in laying gold on the spines of volumes.

Fig . 1. Bench for gilding books. AA, the top. BB, the feet.

2. Gold cushion. AA, the top. BB, the edges. C, small booklet filled with gold leaf. D, the cut gold leaf.

3. Small cushion for edge-gilding. A, the top. BB, the edges.

4. Finishing stove for heating the finishing tools. A, the ash pan. [7] B, the grill. CC, the sides. DD, the feet.

5. Finishing press. [8] AA, the cheeks. BB, the screws. CC, the books pressed between boards.

6. Rear cheek. AA, the nut hole.

7. Front cheek. AA, the screw holes.

8. & 9. Finishing press screw. AA, the screw. BB, the heads.

10. Little booklet filled with gold leaf. A, gold leaf.

11. Small glaire pot. A, the pot. B, the brush.

12. & 13. Finishing boards.

14. Tub to put under the finishing press, to receive the water that falls from it.

Plate VI: Bookbinding → -Gilding, Gilder, Press, Developments and Tools


Notes

1. Les jumelles

2. Les jumelles , lit. twins

3. Le levier , lit. l ever

4. Presse à main , lit. hand press

5. In England the same worker would be called a finisher , but because the title Relieur-Doreur comes specifically from the French guild system and the laws that dictated who may do which job, I have left it in the somewhat awkward-sounding direct translation.

6. The word indicates a female worker.

7. Cendrier

8. Presse à dorer sur tranche

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