Another find at a thrift store. I love everything about this Bible. The cover pattern is amazing. How the book feels in your hands. And I suppose the repairs were done by the previous owner after long and heavy use.
My favorite finds are the old books that can tell a story. It may be uncovered in different ways: a series of marks left by booksellers, a doodle, author’s signature with dedication, a bookplate. Or, like here, a sign of reverence shown in a somewhat clumsy way.
Guessing by the seller’s mark, the book is from the late 19th century or the first years of the 20th century. Dutch printers often do not find the need to mention these pesky details.
As I was reminded on Instagram, there’s a missing element in this book as well: initially, it had clasps. You sill can see the marks on the endleaves.
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