Scaleboard Binding

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Smith, Katie. 2023. “Scaleboard Binding”. SOURCE: The Magazine of the University of Florida George A. Smathers Libraries 5 (1).


This article discusses the history and possible reasons for the extended production of scaleboard bindings in America.  Using an example of a scaleboard binding in the Baldwin Children's Library, this article also concludes with the possible ties between the colonial capitalist market and the burgeoning fervor of American patriotism.  A discussion of how conservators repair and maintain these fragile books for present and future study is also articulated.
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