Tag: antique books

Horn books, the preservation there-of

(Image from the Library of Congress Digital Collections) I’m researching a bit about horn books, because I have to make some enclosures for a few in our collection. During my research I came across this delightful quote (from “HISTORY OF THE HORN-BOOK”, The Spectator, 1 […]

Bookplate Poetry!

Bookplate poetry! #foundinlibraries #libraryrhyme and a binders ticket from E. Watts pic.twitter.com/e8lcFyaTug — eliza gilligan (@atthebench_cons) January 16, 2015

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Dot Porter, Curator, Digital Research Services at the University of Pennsylvania Library, offers a video orientation to Penn Library’s LJS 189,  Zakhīrah-ʹi Khvārazmshāhī, by Ismāʻīl ibn Ḥasan Jurjānī. The manuscript was written in Persia in the 14th century, in Persian. It is a medical encyclopedia in 9 books, with discussions of physiology, anatomy, pathology, diagnosis, fevers, specific diseases, surgery, fractures, poisons, and antidotes. Includes indexes, although some leaves are missing. Most leaves re-margined with pink paper; a few leaves have original margins and extensive marginal notes or commentary.

Whoa, that pink! That’s wild. 

Also, shout-out to their curator, for eschewing those silly white gloves! Thank you for not embracing their unnecessary use! Gold star!

Deckle-Fetishism | The New Antiquarian | The Blog of The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America

Deckle-Fetishism | The New Antiquarian | The Blog of The Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America Deckle-fetishism seems to be a peculiarly Anglo-American affliction. I know French and Italian collectors, for example, who would prefer a book to be in a contemporary binding, rather than having […]

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3 examples of original paste paper from the 18th century.

Your Old Books – RBMS – Rare Books & Manuscripts Section

Your Old Books – RBMS – Rare Books & Manuscripts Section

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Leather coloring that reminds me of autumn leaves. The inside is just as brittle as crisp autumn leaves, too, which is a shame.

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Welcome to the 18th century, where the ex libris are made up and the straightness of your tooling doesn’t matter.

Medieval Manuscripts Alive

Medieval Manuscripts Alive

1923 Jacques & Son Catalog Now Online | The Guild of Book Workers

1923 Jacques & Son Catalog Now Online | The Guild of Book Workers High-quality digital images of the 16-page 1923 John Jacques & Son catalog are now available to view through the online image gallery. The catalog is in printed in landscape format (5"x7") and […]