This is a post about the flea markets of Copenhagen, printing tools, and airport security. Initially, I just wanted to share some things I bought while visiting the capital of Denmark this weekend, but it grew to be so much more.
This 17th-century dos-a-dos structure opens in six directions. The video gives an idea of the beauty and refined technique with which this artifact was created. It is a true masterpiece of printing and bookbinding crafts.
I first saw this engraving in a book published to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the Netherlands Association of Antiquarian Booksellers. However, its story seems to be not as simple as the text below the picture states.
There are some special Black Friday offers this year, including our own 25% discount on almost all items at our Etsy store, and a free shipping to the Netherlands.
This holiday season I will produce a limited quantity of bookbinding tools made with wood, plywood, and particleboard (the latter one I use for simple sewing frames.) And the 25% Black Friday discount is applicable to all these tools!
It's holiday season, and discounts are here! This year not only we have massively dropped prices for all the 3d-printed bookbinding tools and jigs, but for a limited time, we return our wooden tools: presses, rounding tools, and sewing frames!
The Plantin House in Antwerp holds a beautiful collection related to book history and history of printing. However, there are many more things there. Most of them have high historical and cultural value.
Super thin paper made by Hidaka Washi Ltd. is used by museums and other institutions all over the world for conservation and restoration projects. But the technology of production dates back a thousand years.
I hope this week's digitized book would be a delight not only for book-lovers but also for the fans of classical music and music history. That's a catalog of 40 ex libris with musical instruments or related to music.
When you start out in bookbinding, you usually use blank white paper. Your first, second, and maybe even your third book are all empty pages waiting to be filled. Now be honest with me: how many of you have ever actually written anything in those books?
I decided not to wait until I edit the video and the photos from the Boekkunstbeurs (Book Arts Fair in Leiden, the Netherlands) and summarize my impressions right after the two-day event has ended.
I like when a serious issue is approached with a sense of humor. But it seems to me the list is not full. Non-reversible adhesives should be added to the list, along with self-made repairs, and some other nightmarish things. However, that may be more of conservator's peeves, not archivist's.
Digitized Book of the Week: Catalog of the Maurice Escoffier Collection for the Giraud-Badin Auction
Professor Escoffier had a particular fondness for the Romanticism and, along with these activities, his passion for books led him to open a bookstore of old books The House of the bibliophile ("La Maison du bibliophile") in 1922.