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Re: Books with pictures

There is no literary or electronic substitute for handling a
lot of real antiquarian books.
The diversity is simply too great.
The internet will not do it. Nor will a few reference books.
You have to do your homework. You have to handle thousands
of books.
Visit as many antiquarian bookshops as you can. Talk to the
Visit the major museum collections and their libraries. If
you are bona fide and
make an appointment, they will let you handle the books.
Keep a notebook of your research.
After some real experience, you should be able to identify
and replicate the bindings.

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Antiquarian Book Sellers
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-----Original Message-----
From: Teri L Herbert <herbertl@MUSC.EDU>
Date: Monday, July 12, 1999 11:43 AM
Subject: Books with pictures

>Since the discussion on books about the history of
bookbinding has
>surfaced, I have a question:  If you are asked to rebind an
>book, say 18th or 19th or even 20th c., how do you decide
>sort of binding was originally on the book?  Thus:  is
there a
>book on the history of bookbinding that might describe and
>sketches of books over the years, esp. American and
>I know this might be "pie in the sky" to hope for such a
>Thanks in advance.   TL Herbert, Charleston, SC

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