Canberra, Australia – July 8, 2016 – Booksleuth Erika Mordek launched a campaign seeking community support for her two-volume set compilation, “The Perfume of Books” and “The Secret Life of Watermarks.” These books detail the binding techniques and materials to unearth strange watermarks from the National Library of Australia Rare Book Collection. The information will be given to cataloguers to enhance the catalogue record. The goal is to raise $5,000 AUD by August 1, 2016. Funds received will be used to buy materials for the production of hand bound books, print, and pay for professional editing and indexing.
Mordek is the winner of the Kenneth Binns Travelling Fellowship, awarded by the National Library of Australia. She presents talks at various bookbinding conferences throughout Australia and New Zealand. Her journey began as a woodworker who made secret boxes. Mordek then ventured into the paper craft and finally became a professional bookbinder. She was training to become a book conservator at the bench at the National Library of Australia. She currently teaches bookbinding at adult education classes. She is a member of the Canberra Craft Bookbinders Guild and the NSW Bookbinders’ Guild.
After completing an online Harvard course, Mordek became interested in title pages and decorative vignettes. She inspected over 200 books and photographed more than 500 watermarks. The professional bookbinder believes that these her books will benefit curious book lovers everywhere, bibliographers, booksellers, artists, and libraries worldwide.
To learn more, visit the Kickstarter campaign. Click here to make a contribution. Backers can choose from a number of attractive rewards. Perks will be delivered by March 2017.
Please keep in mind this is an “all-or-nothing” deal. If the campaign does not reach the funding goal, then the project cannot move forward. So know that any amount given can make a difference. This is also an incredible opportunity to be a part of a special project! Help the campaign reach its goal by sharing this on Facebook, Twitter, and other social networks. The more people know about this, the more support the campaign will receive.
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Company Name: Rare Book Detective
Contact Person: Erika Mordek