Cool-looking books

Here are some of the books we’ve posted on #publishersbindingthursday.

John Muir's writings and advocacy were deeply influential in ensuring that the California mountains were protected and preserved for future generations. He wrote My First Summer in the Sierra while living in a cabin in that he built on Yosemite Creek, describing the experience that redirected his life's purpose from there (C570.494 M895my 1911). #publishersbinding #publishersbindingthursday #johnmuir #sierraclub #iglibraries #librariesofinstagram ...

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The emerald green color swatch bookmark at work: I just acquired this 1850 English imprint from an online auction, and it appears to meet our known criteria for arsenical emerald green bindings. The color is just on the edge; it could be degraded emerald green, or it could be a chromium green. I’m looking forward to analyzing it with XRF to refine our understanding [UPDATE: analysis showed the pigment is copper acetoarsenite, or “emerald green”!] If you work with or own mid-nineteenth-century bindings bound in bright green bookcloth, you can email your postal address to reference@winterthur.org with “Emerald green bookmark” in the subject line to receive one of our project bookmarks, which are intended as a tool to aid visual identification of potentially arsenical bookcloth. #poisonbookproject #publishersbindingthursday #publishersbinding #bookhistory #bookconservation #rarebooks #victoriana #arsenic #bibliotoxicology winterthurconservation ...

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Today is our 290th birthday, and to celebrate we would like some ice cream and cakes, please!

Not that you need a reason to have ice cream and cakes, because you don't, but, still, 290 years seems like something to celebrate.

#publishersbindingthursday #bookcovers #HBD #icecream #cake #290yearsyoung #benslibrary

Ice-cream and cakes. New York: C. Scribner's Sons, 1907.
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Throwback publisher’s cloth binding Thursday! 🦜 With stronger cloth, new printing technology, and mechanization, the books produced in the late 19th and early 20th centuries were a sight to behold! More books than ever were being produced, and publishers wanted customers to judge their books by their covers so they could make a sale, so there was a bit of a pictorial cloth arms-race for a while 😂 This colorful binding comes from the Smithsonian Libraries 📚
#nofilter #bookstagram #rarebooks #library #publishersbindingthursday #throwbackthursday #librariesofinstagram #booksofinstagram #bookshelf #parrotsofinstagram #bookbinding #bookart #vintage
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This gorgeous #PublishersBinding has us wanting to stop and smell the roses (or in this case, maybe cardinals?) on this beautiful summer’s day! ⠀

Speaking of which, if you haven’t seen #RopesGarden yet, it’s absolutely stunning! 🌺 ⠀

From “Flower families and ancestors” by Frederic and Edit Clements, publishes by the H.W. Wilson Co in 1928.

#PublishersBindingThursday #Floral #calligraphy #SummerFlowers #iglibraries
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#bookstacks for #publishersbindingthursday ..
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#oldbooks #beautifuloldbooks #antiquebooks #publishersbindings #etsysellersofinstagram #booksellersofinstagram #cascadebooksellers #booktography #bookdesign #bookdecor #booklover
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“All my heart is yours, sir: it belongs to you; and with you it would remain, were fate to exile the rest of me from your presence forever.”
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I absolutely am one for love stories and thought I would share this edition from my personal collection today.
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The most recent addition to our ever-growing collection of papier mâché bindings, this copy of Friendship’s Token is bound in embossed leather with a painted “mâché centre.” Papier mâché was used for decorative bindings in America only briefly, from about 1850-1855. However, we think the painted image here is of the SS Central America, also known as the Ship of Gold, which sank in September of 1857, dating this binding to a little later. To see more of our bindings collection, check out our Flickr page.

Friendship’s Token. New York: Leavitt & Allen, n.d.
#BensLibrary #LCPRareBooks #RareBooks #SpecialCollections #PublishersBindingThursday #AmericanPublishersBinding #GiftBooks #Papiermâché #19thCentury #LCPBindings #Bookbinding #IGLibraries #librariesofinstagram #shipofgold
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"Chinese Nights' Entertainment" by Adele M. Fielde and published in 1893 by G.P. Putnam's Sons has been on our list to share for #publishersbindingthursday for quite some time, but we realized it would be perfect to share now as a day late contribution for #fantasticbeastsinthelibrary as well! #dragons #chinesedragons #publishersbinding #bookbinding #bookcovers #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram ...

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A #publishersbindingthursday from my personal collection. Cover of “Insects Abroad. Being a popular account of foreign insects, their structure, habits and transformations" by J. G. Wood. Illustrated with figures by E. A. Smith and J. B. Zwecker, 1874.
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#scientificillustration #scienceillustration #naturalhistory #naturalhistoryillustration #insectdrawing #insectillustration #insectsabroad #jgwood #easmith #publishersbinding #greenpublishersbindingthursday #vintagebookcovers #vintagebookcover
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What's your favorite line from Shakespeare's "Macbeth?" For #PublishersBindingThursday, here's a very autumnal copy of "Macbeth: Told by a Popular Novelist," 1914. #folgerfinds .
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#Macbeth #Shakespeare #PublishersBinding #BookCover #Bookstagram #LookAtThisBook #Book #Bookworm #Booklover #ShakespeareLover #ShakespeareNerd #Theatre #TheatreKid
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“Books and doors are the same thing. You open them, and you go through into another world.”
~Jeanette Winterson .
A view of some of my personal favorites in my home library for #publishersbindingthursday.
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Sharing for #publishersbindingthursday two recent acquisitions for my personal library collection which are Poems by Christina Rossetti & Poems by Wordsworth which have vellum bindings, endpapers and title page designed by book designer Talwin Morris.
*Showing Wordsworth spine which has the same cover as Rossetti*
Published by Blackie & Son Ltd. and part of The Red Letter Library.
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#talwinmorris
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A #roygbiv for an ad I’m working on for the #seattleantiquarianbookfair. ...

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What was your gateway to Shakespeare? .
It's the final #PublishersBindingThursday of the decade! From our vault, here's "The Gateway to Shakespeare for Children." This 1908 book includes Shakespeare's biography, selections from Shakespeare's plays, and Charles and Mary Lamb's "Tales from Shakespeare" (Sh.Misc 236).
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#PublishersBinding #Shakespeare #ShakespeareLover #ShakespeareNerd #TheatreKid #WilliamShakespeare #FolgerFinds #Bookstagram #Bookstagrammer #LookAtThisBook #Book #Books #bookworm
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