Book Bindings: the Edwardses of Halifax

September 16, 2015 at 12:49 pm (books, history, research) (, , )


To piggyback on my previous blog post (on the Electronic British Library Journal), I spent last night reading this FASCINATING account of book binding in the (mainly) eighteenth century. I felt a bit at a loss, not SEEING the book bindings and having little idea, for I lack the grasp on the terminology the author assumes, but that makes _me_ want to seek out more information and give it another read. How I’ve love to see their vellum technique, especially. And the book described that was made for Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire sounds exquisite!  I’ll update this post as I find pertinent links to either images or book binding terms. Or: if YOU know of some, let me know!


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Te Deum: Nicholas Hoare Bookstore (Montreal)

January 3, 2013 at 11:52 pm (books) (, , )

What was once the highlight of a trip north, across the Vermont-Quebec border: Nicholas Hoare Bookstore in Westmount CLOSED on New Year’s Eve. The neighborhood will not be the same without it…

News states there will be some “ad hoc” hours in early January – for selling off stock and fixtures. Catch up with Nicholas and the removal to the Toronto flagship store, at the bookstore’s British Books blog.

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