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The spines of old books with gold waratah imprints are shown alongside the metal binding tools that created the impressions.

Waratah binding tool & volume with binding tool imprint 1920

By Frank Heyner

These bookbinding tools are used by the Library’s bookbinders to create decorative patterns on leather-bound books. This volume was bound in 1920 in half-red morocco, cloth sides, with gold vein marble endpapers. The spine is decorated with waratah, wattle and leaves, hand-tooled by Frank Heyner, foreman-in-charge of the Mitchell Bindery.

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Call Number:
A 1461
Published date:
1920