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!
All three volumes of Specimens of the Plants & Fruits of the Island of Cuba by Mrs. A.K. Wollstonecraft were recently found after being deemed lost for 190 years.
This is the third annual yearbook printed in Amsterdam. As with the previous ones, it is written in Dutch. However, as it offers many samples of contemporary printing, it may be interesting even if you don't know the language.
Last week an exhibition of incunables opened at the Russian State Library in Moscow. There are many notable objects shown there, but arguably the jewel of the show is one of the few remaining Gutenberg Bibles printed on vellum.
A year ago I participated in a bookbinders' fair for the first time. And that was the Bookbinders' Fair in Sint-Niklaas near Antwerp in Belgium. It was an amazing experience and this Sunday I go back to that small Belgian town.
Somehow, this character from the pages of the Ship of Fools by Sebastian Brant reminds me of Harry Potter. I guess that's because of the glasses, books, and this... hm... broom in his hands.