Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 39, No. 9

Sessional Papers of the Legislative Assembly of the Province of Ontario Volume 39, No. 9

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...without cord or tapes. over back. This binding while not very durable is much better than wire stitching, for reasons stated. It would be much improved if tapes were added. Gage & Co. Poor mull glued Practical Speller. Wire stitched to mull and open back. Must prove as unsatisfactory as readers. Public School Geography. Wire stitched to mull. Only three stitches used, which is too few for such a large book. The 1887 Canada Publishing Co. sample is thread sewn, but none of the later samples at all compare with this. German Readers. E. Steiger & Co., New York. The German Readers are hand sewn to cords with mull over the back and the cords frayed out and glued_to the cover boards. They also have tight backs. These must be the most durable of all the authorized books. Wire sewn books are very unsatisfactory, because the wire rusts and breaks through the sections, entirely destroying the books, even for rebinding. Moreover, the wire wears through the-cloth at the back. Only a bit of thin mull and a piece of paper holds cover to the book. This should be strengthened by cord or, tapes. Better still, the backs might be made tight. A sample of a well bound cheap book is Macmillan's Globe Reader, Book II, which is sewn on tapes in addition to mull. By Mr. STAUNTONZ Q.--Mr. Byford, are you in favor of the binding? _ A.----No, I do not approve of the wiring, if the book gets the least bit damp it turns rusty and leaves a hole right through the section. Q.----How much longer would a book last if sewed with thread, than one with wire? A.----I would say, a book sewed with thread, would last ten times as long as one sewed with wire. Q.--Now, Mr. Byford, you cannot mean. ten times as long, surely? A.----'My reason for saying that a book...show more

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  • Paperback | 466 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 826g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236867939
  • 9781236867933