A second post about my recently published book TEXTILIA LINNAEANA – Global 18th Century Textile Traditions & Trade, will focus on the artistic and skilled craft behind this hand-bound volume and give a brief overview of the book launch at Majgren’s Bookbindery in Copenhagen. The 520 page monograph was printed in an edition of 350 numbered copies only; including a cloth bound hard cover, coloured edges, headband and a silk bookmark. Some stages of the production are half-mechanised, but many of the steps are based on bookbinding by hand after long-established traditions. I am delighted that the price can be kept as low as possible – or comparably priced to machine-bound books of this size – due to that the IK Foundation is a not-for-profit organisation and the book project has received contributions from several foundations.
– This is a not-for-profit project/publication. Please order a copy of the volume or recommend the monograph to your librarian, colleagues and friends.
More information about the book: In case you missed this earlier post ‘Sample Pages: Textilia Linnaeana – Global 18th Century Textile Traditions & Trade’, TEXTILIS (February 13, 2017).
– Hansen, Viveka, Textilia Linnaeana – Global 18th Century Textile Traditions & Trade, London 2017.
– Majgren’s Bogbinderi, Esplanaden 34 B, 1263, København K, Denmark. Website.