First, a little history on the book. When George Macy (LEC President) announced to the members of the Limited Editions Club that an upcoming printing of Victor Hugo's classic Notre-Dame De Paris was not only going to be printed in Paris, it was going to to be bound French style, the members were elated. Imagine their surprise when the mail man delivered a paper back book. What most members didn't realize was that "French Style" meant the book was sewn loosely together, pages
Here's a little film I made showing the process of taking a book originally bound in wraps (French Style) and doing a complete rebind utilizing medieval binding technique with raised bands. The book used for the demonstration is The Limited Editions Club's 1930 publication of Victor Hugo's Notre Dame De Paris. I'll be doing a full post showing the finished product here in the next couple days.