For the Bookbinder, they are the most time consuming books, requiring several steps
and drying times.
First the pages are hand stitched using a
The spine is covered in muslin and glued.
Next, endpapers are attached to the book block and pasted into the covers.
Book cloth, papers or leather are used to cover a strong bookbinding board made out of pressed paper pulp called
Everything is left to dry under weights.