Tag: old books

Post ID: 5609

msulconservationlab: A few weeks ago I asked for advice on how to make a box for our chained binding (see post here). The chain extends out from the lower board on the foredge, and the first link is fixed in place. In addition, the book […]

How to Turn an Old Book Into Custom Wallpaper

How to Turn an Old Book Into Custom Wallpaper For hard-to-decorate nooks or in rentals where painting isn’t feasible, The Shortcut offers a method to turn an old book into makeshift wallpaper in the video above. With the aid of simple supplies, the final product […]

Post ID: 5995

One of the library staff found this book in the stacks and brought it to me to see if we should maybe put it somewhere safer (like Special Collections). It was published in 1798, and I’m pretty sure that’s the original binding, based on the paste-paper cover and hand-written spine label. The paper is absolutely wonderful, since it’s laid rag paper, and will probably outlast me and the two generations after me.

Taming a tight binding | The Collation

Taming a tight binding | The Collation You know how some old bindings gently let a book stay open on its own, at a comfortable angle? And how other old bindings seem to willfully resist, taunting you by starting to close just as you get […]

Bookplate Poetry!

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

Post ID: 7242

Nice video showing the making of a leather-covered book with laced-on boards.

Post ID: 7280

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 […]

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 […]

A N G L A N D I C U S: Massive Scribal Hangovers: One Ninth Century Confession

A N G L A N D I C U S: Massive Scribal Hangovers: One Ninth Century Confession

Post ID: 7391

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