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Old book covers

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The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times by WR Symms (1860).

From the days when blocking was an art. One of a number of lavish board designs which can be found at Fromoldbooks.org.

Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The book covers archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
Decorated Russian book covers
The Hetzel editions of Jules Verne

 


 

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  1. #1 posted by Coralie

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    Fantastic, I am a big fan of blocking.
    This website is amazing as well, so many examples of great covers
    http://bindings.lib.ua.edu/index.html

  2. #2 posted by Liam Quin

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    Thanks for featuring this image from my Web site.

    A minor note – it’s actually Tymms rather than Symms; my fault, I made a mistake
    when I first transcribed it!

    Liam

 


 

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