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Rebinding breakdown

I really like this breakdown of the cost for rebinding a book (and more than once, at that!) circa 1906. It’s a lot more expensive now! From this same book, here is a very detailed cut-away picture of the joint and endpaper construction for a book.  These images are from:   Dana, John Cotton. 1906. […]

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“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 […]