Tacketed binding model with some pretty loud paisley printed suede used for the covering.
Let’s just say that this book was not found in Mr Royce’s library.
How not to fix a book, example #47.
Library propaganda! by Suzy Via Flickr: TGIF! Also, for those curious: the original poster was created by Albert Dorne in 1942 for the US Government Printing Office (which therefore makes it public domain). You can find more great WW2 propaganda posters on Northwestern University’s repository. [The above image is from the Northwestern University repository database of […]
“Treat books gently; for books are kind friends. We benefit by their advice, and they exact no confessions.” Most of this 100+ year old advice is still good! Some of my favorites are: -“Books are not intended for card-racks or for receptacles of botanical specimens.” -“Books should not be toasted before a fire or be […]
Edge decoration and marbled endpapers on an 18th century French binding.
German paste-paper appreciation post. All of these books were found in my library’s circulating stacks, by the way. I just went down the rows and pulled out the ones that caught my eye, photographed them, and released them back into the wild! 🙂
This book has translucent plastic plates of medieval stained glass windows! What a cool feature…I’ve never seen anything like it! Many of the plates have come loose, however, so we’ll tip them back in before the book is returned to the library shelves.
Awwwww, poor little book!
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 […]