Thanks David, very helpful as usual! And what a nice link! Bookmarked it on the spot.
Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
About the history of bookbinding here: I fear it's now mainly 'history'. Were at a binders fair some two years ago, but no imitation leatherette there. One guy was selling gorgeous papers, but he was a Britton!
or I could go to an antiquariat, buy a finely bound old volume and strip it at home (evil grin!) - bibliophiliacs would be shocked to hear such abusive language...