I really ❤️ the cute dinosaur illustration on this book’s spine. One could even call it a…spine-o-saur. :3
Let’s just say that this book was not found in Mr Royce’s library.
Opening an uncut book, with a paper knife. Whoever had checked this out before it was sent to the lab must not have read very much of it because half of the textblock was uncut, and thus unreadable! (Source: http://bookbindingdictionary.com/)
“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.