April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014

erikkwakkel:
Sharing a binding
This is a clever book from the 18th century, printed in Oxford in 1756. It presents both the Old and New Testament, although the books are not bound together the regular way, behind one another. Instead, the binder opted to place them next to each other. This very rare binding technique is part of a family that includes the dos-à-dos (or “back to back”) binding, which I blogged about before (here). Having the two testaments bound this way allowed the reader to consult passages from both books at the same time. Indeed, the empty pages in the front and back are filled with notes, including in Greek and Hebrew. It appears this clever binding had a reader to match.
Pic: Manchester, Chetham’s Library (source).

erikkwakkel:

Sharing a binding

This is a clever book from the 18th century, printed in Oxford in 1756. It presents both the Old and New Testament, although the books are not bound together the regular way, behind one another. Instead, the binder opted to place them next to each other. This very rare binding technique is part of a family that includes the dos-à-dos (or “back to back”) binding, which I blogged about before (here). Having the two testaments bound this way allowed the reader to consult passages from both books at the same time. Indeed, the empty pages in the front and back are filled with notes, including in Greek and Hebrew. It appears this clever binding had a reader to match.

Pic: Manchester, Chetham’s Library (source).

April 15, 2014
bookpatrol:

L’Artisan du Livre, 2 Rue de Fleurus, Paris (c.1930) 

bookpatrol:

L’Artisan du Livre, 2 Rue de Fleurus, Paris (c.1930) 

April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014

Jour apres jour… by Andréa Clantin
on tumblr: http://andreaclantin.tumblr.com/

Jour apres jour… by Andréa Clantin

on tumblr: http://andreaclantin.tumblr.com/

April 15, 2014

bibliolectors:

Quijote y Sancho Panza lectores (ilustración de Cosei Kawa)

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April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014

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April 15, 2014

oupacademic:

There’s nothing Tuxedo likes more than mathematicians, so he’s chewing and sleeping on B. Jack Copeland’s Turing: Pioneer of the Information Age. What better way to digest morphogenesis?

Do you have any aspiring animal readers? Tag your pictures with #OUP Animals to join the OUP Tumblr bestiary. 

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April 15, 2014

by Anna Hollow 

by Anna Hollow 

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