We are almost ready for the Boekkunstbeurs — the book arts fair that is organized but the Dutch printing and bookbinding guilds every November in Leiden. Last year we took part in that event and it was amazing!
Eliane Gomes is an experienced book restorer and the owner of the Nautilus Boekbinderij in Haarlem, the Netherlands. You may find her texts on our website, and her input to the series of posts about bookish Game of Thrones is invaluable.
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.