Sunday, March 19, 2006



A couple of pleasingly odd bindings turned up on eBay today. The first is "tiger stripe" patterned paper on an 1892 volume of Dante:

The second is a Paul Laurence Dunbar collection with a paper label atop decorated paisley cloth. Paper labels aren't unusual, and even a large decorated paper label isn't entirely unknown; paisley cloth isn't unusual...

But the two together?.... That's unusual.

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