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Good Books For Young Souls: Andrew Lang, Rescuer of Fairy Tales

Andrew Lang, Rescuer of Fairy Tales

“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ― Albert Einstein source Andrew Lang's well-known "Fairy Books" are a series of fairy tales - a collection of twelve books in all - published between 1889 and 1910. Each volume is distinguished by its own color, all collected and edited (not written, as some mistakenly assume) by Lang. Anita Silvey (The Essential Guide to Children's Books) said, "The…

I love this old 1670 ornate bible, especially the decorated sides. So I just had to give this a try. I used stamps and then colored t...

Decorated Bible Sides

I love this old 1670 ornate bible, especially the decorated sides. So I just had to give this a try. I used stamps and then colored them in with a water brush using the Memento ink. Used very little water of course. I even used a little watercolor too, keeping the pages closed as tightly as I could. It all worked good. I tryed it on the old inductive study bible first. Then I tryed it on my new bible doing the same process. But it has gold leaf on the sides so it barely showed up until I…

Beautiful Bookbinding: "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" - by Lewis Carroll.

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“1865 First Edition of Alice in Wonderland”

Duseuil or Padeloup?

A study of french decorative bookbinding in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries as well as certain Dutch decorative bindings in the eighteenth century. An in depth comparative study of gold tooling imprints as well as virtual reconstructions.

Prang's Natural History Series For Children

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Prang's Natural History Series For Children

Don't you absolutely love these handsome bookends? I hope I'll be lucky enough to find a pair for myself one day! I love the way they are...

Best Bookends Ever

Don't you absolutely love these handsome bookends? I hope I'll be lucky enough to find a pair for myself one day! I love the way they are...

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(Sangorski, Alberto, calligrapher and illuminator) Author: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Illuminated manuscript on vellum.  Finely bound by Riviere annd Sons in full blue morocco with onlay brown morocco-edged borders with elaborate gilt decorations surrounding large panel containing elaborate all-over botanic design with gilt-outlined onlays in green brown and red morocco, gilt stippling in-fill,

Alberto Sangorski illuminated manuscript Blessed - May 22, 2014 | PBA Galleries in CA

(Sangorski, Alberto, calligrapher and illuminator) Author: Rossetti, Dante Gabriel Illuminated manuscript on vellum. Finely bound by Riviere annd Sons in full blue morocco with onlay brown morocco-edged borders with elaborate gilt decorations surrounding large panel containing elaborate all-over botanic design with gilt-outlined onlays in green brown and red morocco, gilt stippling in-fill,

Vintage Home - Pretty 1950s Pink Blossom Clock.

Pretty 1950s Pink Blossom Clock.

Vintage Home - Pretty 1950s Pink Blossom Clock.

Milton, John: Paradise Regained An edition of John Milton’s Paradise Regained; the binding, which includes mother-of-pearl, was done by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, a firm known for extravagant jeweled bindings. \ bookbinding | Britannica.com

Bookbinding (publishing)

Bookbinding, the joining together of a number of leaves or folios (most frequently of paper, parchment, or vellum) within covers to form a codex or book, as opposed to a roll or scroll. Bookbinding began when the codex started to replace the roll. The earliest elaborately decorated bookbindings

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Scotty bookend

Botanicum

About Botanicum Discover more than 160 exhibits in this virtual museum, open all hours. The 2017 offering from Big Picture Press’s Welcome to the Museum series, Botanicum, is a brilliantly curated guide to plant life. With artwork from Katie Scott of Animalium fame, Botanicum gives readers the experience of a fascinating exhibition from the pages of a beautiful book. From perennials to bulbs to tropical exotica, Botanicum is a wonderful feast of botanical knowledge complete with superb cross…