Me IRL (Image from “The Children’s Book on How to Use Books and Libraries” by Moot and Baisden, 1937.)
I just think this binding is the cutest little thing, what with its combination of floral paste paper and marbled paper. I also miiiiiight have said, “Oh! aren’t you the cutest little thing! Yes you are!” aloud when I was in our special collections reading room.
For some good, clean fun…visit the sanitary fair!
Today’s work: a brace of matching re-backs on a biography of architect Daniel H. Burnham.
Fancy book butts!
Really digging the typography on this book’s cover. That intertwining C and S!
Spotted this cute cover with a dapper bicycle riding man on it. The red cloth of the spine has faded dramatically, but the cover was still a nice bright red, and the gold stamped decoration remains shiny. The book is “The Wheels of Chance” by H.G. Wells, and this edition was published in 1896.
Paper curls from cleaning the spine of an old, big book in the conservation lab. I usually start out my spine cleaning by using a special dull knife to scrape away as much of the paper lining as I can, until I get down to the crash/mull/super fabric lining underneath. That’s when I switch to […]
Check out this gold stamped anteater on the cover of this book! This is a 1914 edition of “Through the Brazilian wilderness” by Theodore Roosevelt, currently in our general collections. You can also read it online on the HathiTrust website, for free!
This is an old-books-about-Egypt appreciation post. I love publisher’s bindings, and Egyptian art, so this was a fun excursion into our stacks. These are all circulating books, by the way, not part of our special collections. Also I can’t get over that typeface they used on “Redemption of Egypt”. SO pretty! Anybody know what it’s called, […]