Project Gutenberg offers ebook English Embroidered Bookbindings

Project Gutenberg has posted the free ebook English Embroidered Bookbindings by Cyril James Humphries Davenport on its website. The book, free for download, features full text, illustrations and color plates.

In addition to amazing closeups of book covers, dating to the 14th century, the volume includes how-tos for bookbinding in various fabrics from canvas to velvet.