In our age of abundant visuals, it is easy to look at 18th-century Romantic poet William Blake’s illuminated books without realizing just how revolutionary and ingenious they were.
A Bibliophile’s Ex-Libris for 37.000 Books – The Bookplate of Sergey Vavilov with an Engraving of Félix Vallotton
I often find curious things just browsing tomes in old books stores. Here is an excellent example. This bookplate on a vintage book about engraving techniques of the 19th century momentarily attracted my attention.
One of my recent finds during the trip to Romania was a convoluted collection of the French paper industry edition Papyrus from 1931 that included one additional issue from 1930. This is the first digitized issue from that collection.
We recently had a delightful discussion of fountain pens on our Facebook page. This video should be an excellent continuation of that chat. Neil Gaiman speaks about writing his novels in vintage ledgers. What could have been better?
I've been browsing through a collection of more than a century old Russian magazines Printing Art. I found some interesting statistics concerning the book industry of the early 20th century in Russia. And this curiosity as well.
I planned to upload some English-language book this time. However, I stumbled upon an article about bookplates in the April'1902 issue of the Russian magazine "Искусство печати" (Printing Art,) and decided I have to share it.
Last time I visited the British capital was more than twenty years ago. So, as you can imagine, I remember nothing or almost nothing. What are your favorite bookish places in London you'd recommend me to see?
Like our corner cutting jigs? Well, what's not to like—we make them in multiple sizes allowing you to adapt to almost any cardboard you may use for your book's covers. Now we offer you a metal version of the same tool!
From time to time, iBookBinding shares links or posts things that are written not in English but some other languages. Sometimes we advise using an automatic translation. In other cases, the visual component is interesting enough.
I found this book in an old books department in the Russian city of Novorossiysk. This sample of Soviet samizdat was supposedly made in 1970s and is literally a photo copy of a 19th-century book.
If you decide to watch the inauguration ceremony of the Ukrainian President, you'll see a medieval book used during the oath-taking. That's the Peresopnytsia Gospel. A handwritten Bible that is more than 450 years old.
My kids visited me in the Netherlands for a week and among other things we made some paper. My daughter made a YouTube video about that!