A Dublin Bookbinder


A Dublin Bookbinder – No. 27

Short preview of the film.

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A Dublin Bookbinder – No. 27

Presented by the distinguished writer and historian Dr. Maurice Craig, and filmed in the bindery of John F. Newman, Dublin, it demonstrates the ancient craft of bookbinding in considerable detail: designing the covers, sewing the gathers, tooling, burnishing and gilding. Shows detailed repair and restoration work. It includes film sequences in the historic Marsh’s Library, Dublin, and early hand-tooled books from their collection.     Made in 1981.

Commentary- Dr. Maurice Craig; Music- Jolyon Jackson;     Running time – 26 minutes

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