Hand bookbindings


Two editions of the Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam from a presentation of special bindings at the Princeton University Library. The peacock design contains real jewels. In addition to these displays of lavish blocking there are some remarkable examples of edge decoration, something one rarely sees today even on expensive limited editions. Thanks again to Thom for the tip!


Elsewhere on { feuilleton }
The book covers archive

Previously on { feuilleton }
Ronald Balfour’s Rubáiyát