It's been a busy month with books coming in and out, the piles get higher and the waiting list longer. Some very nice books though, these 3 are for a customer who has a very fine library and is very particular about having his books uniformly bound to match each other. I suppose you could call it his 'Signature' as were the 17th and 18th century elaborate"Armorial Bindings", where a man's wealth and stature was often measured by his library.
The style is the same, even the spines are tooled to match, but I have used different tools for the inner borders.
Another client collects first edition Dickens and buys them from me, relying on my knowledge of 1st issue and 1st edition "points of issue". She also has them uniformly bound in a style of the period much suited to her library.
Well, I now have to tackle a large folio hand coloured very sticky Atlas, whose maps have been sellotaped together, (I say sticky because it hasn't got this sticky since "stickey" the stick insect got himself stuck on a sticky bun!), I'm sure its been done by some well meaning previous owner, not realising they are worth around £80-£100 each now! So I will leave you with a couple of "sticky" tape jobs from 20 years ago 'bdc' (before digital cameras).
This entire book was covered in industrial sticky tape.
And over the years they just kept on coming, Bible after Bible, The Great, The Vinegar, The Bishop's, The Genevan and even the "Wicked"
See my article here on.... Bibles
Blind Marble American Royal
Issue 3 - June.....here
If you can take anymore.....