You can judge a book by its cover : a brief survey of materials [Pensky-Adam, Heinke, 1939-]

Bound in yellow goatskin vellum; sewn on two vellum thongs laced through joint area; spine and covers decorated in gold; spine lettered in gold over green oasis leather; paste paper endpapers; silk headbands; top edge covered with paste and watercolor, then waxed and polished; in a slipcase with pull ribbon.

Heinke was born in Germany in 1939 and attended Schule-Muthesius Art School, in Kiel, Germany and studied under Werner Bleys and Ingeborg Mueller. After five years she received the Staats Urkunds diploma. After receiving her diploma she served a one and a half year apprenticeship at Voeckler and Nauman in Hamburg, Germany. She then worked four years as a journeyman at Max Bock Bindery, in Freiberg, Germany, under Master Max Bock, where she also earned a Master Degree. In 1969 she was Head Master at Wacker Bindery in Heidelberg, Germany. In 1970 she moved to the USA and worked for the Campbell Logan Bindery in Minneapolis, Minnesota. From 1971 to 1975, she was an associate member at Carolyn Horton, New York and from 1975 to 1981 she was a book and paper conservator at R.R. Donnelley & sons, Chicago, Illinois. She was head book and paper conservator for Monastery Hill Bindery, Chicago, Illinois from 1981 to 1989. It was also the year 1989 that she went into private practice as a book and paper conservator in Chicago, although later, in 1992, she moved the bindery to Englewood, Florida. In 1994 she became the owner of Frames of Mind, a business that does custom and conservation framing. She has continued to bind and restore books as well as doing paper conservation work.


Bound in yellow goatskin vellum with paste paper endpapers and handsewn silk headbands. Sewn on two vellum thongs that are laced through the joint area. The top edge of the book was covered with paste and watercolor and then waxed and polished. Horizontal gold lines across the front and back covers and the spine with a small decoration at the fore edges of both covers. A green Oasis leather label is on the spine, with the title stamped in gold. The slipcase is vellum edged and has a pull ribbon covered with paste paper.