Saturday, April 22, 2006


She It!

This week's weirdest binding is He She It, a 1884 satire bound in sack cloth. Notice the binding was held together with string that was then secured to the center of the cover with a wax seal -- pretty nifty. Designed in a Egyptian motif, it was meant to look like an ancient artifact found at an archeological dig:

The irony, of course, is that 122 years later it really does look old.

I admit it took me a minute to catch on to the superbly juvenile joke of this book's title.... No, you hadn't noticed either?.... Well, try saying the title really fast....

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