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Book by Margaret Lock (bound or loose signatures) CAN$20

CBBAG Apron CAN$20

book materials & techniques

Bookbinding Materials and Techniques 1700-1920
By Margaret Lock (Toronto, 2003).
160pp., illustrated by 122 b&w photographs and diagrams
ISBN 0-9695091-9-7

This book is a revised and expanded version of Two Centuries of Bookbinding: Materials and Techniques 1700-1900, published by CBBAG in 1991. At 160 pages and with 122 black and white illustrations, the new book is more than twice as long as the previous edition. The bindings reproduced include Canadian as well as European and American examples. Most of the photographs were taken by Margaret Lock, Diana Patterson, and Brian F. Summers. The diagrams were drawn by Sophie Nicol. The book was designed by Roy Nicol, and printed at Coach House Printing, Toronto.

The book describes each step in hand binding a book, and explains the practical and aesthetic considerations that influenced these techniques. It then shows how all of these processes changed over the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries due to mechanization, specialization within the trade, the vagaries of taste, the availability and cost of materials, and developments in printing, publishing, and book selling. Bookbinders, book collectors, and all those who are interested in the book as a physical object will enjoy this book.


$20 perfect bound paperback AND/OR in signatures (unbound), plus postage & handling. All sales are final.

Postage & Handling

 In Canadian Dollars Canada USAOverseas 
 1 book $15 $17 $25
 2 books $15 $20 $76
 3-5 books $40 $40 $76
 6-10 books $40 $40 --

How to Order

Please email with your name, address, number of bound and/or loose signatures you wish to order plus your choice of payment option. We are reachable by email or by mail.


Payment Options

  • By credit card, once your email order information is received, an AffiniPay invoice will be emailed to you for payment
  • By e-transfer to In your email order, please provide the security question and answer
  • By cheque/money order (or submit your credit card information by mail), please mail along with a complete the printable exhibition catalogue order form to: 82809-406 Parliament Street, Toronto, ON M5Z 3Y2 Canada

CBBAG Aprons

Natural cotton aprons with front pocket are available for sale

CAN$20 each plus $10 postage | CAN$20 each plus $15 postage | Overseas - CAN$20 each plus $18 postage

To order or to obtain postage for more than 1 apron, please email for an invoice and payment by credit card (please include your name and mailing address in your email).

Payment is also accepted by eTransfer - please send an e-mail to with your name, mailing address, and the answer to your security question.

NOTE: BC Islands, Greater Toronto Area, Saskatchewan, and SW Ontario chapters also have aprons available for sale to members in their chapters.

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