Sunday, December 04, 2005


Dept. of Scary Old Bibles

I'm a sucker for weird bindings, and eBay always has a few around. I just came across this decidely 3-D Victorian Gothic binding dating from 1848:

Not to be outdone, here's a book of "numerous plates of trees, forests and wooden art objects," published in Leningrad in 1966, bound in cloth-covered planks of wood. Because, really, why bother making paper when you can just skip a step and go straight to a piece of wood?

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