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In our age of abundant visuals, it is easy to look at 18th-century Romantic poet William Blake’s illuminated books without realizing just how revolutionary and ingenious they were. 

The post William Blake’s Innovative Printing Process appeared first on iBookBinding - Bookbinding Tutorials & Resources.

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I often find curious things just browsing tomes in old books stores. Here is an excellent example. This bookplate on a vintage book about engraving techniques of the 19th century momentarily attracted my attention.

The post A Bibliophile’s Ex-Libris for 37.000 Books – The Bookplate of Sergey Vavilov with an Engraving of Félix Vallotton appeared first on iBookBinding - Bookbinding Tutorials & Resources.

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When I bought iBookBinding almost 4 years ago, it already was a remarkable website about bookbinding with more than 2.000 subscribers on Facebook. At that moment, I didn’t even think about having 10.000 followers. And here we are. That was an intense ride, and I’m glad I met so many new bookish people. It seems […]

The post 10.000 Subscribers on Facebook! Hurray! appeared first on iBookBinding - Bookbinding Tutorials & Resources.

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One of my recent finds during the trip to Romania was a convoluted collection of the French paper industry edition Papyrus from 1931 that included one additional issue from 1930. This is the first digitized issue from that collection.

The post French Paper Industry Bulletin ‘Papyrus’ – August 1930 appeared first on iBookBinding - Bookbinding Tutorials & Resources.

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We recently had a very pleasant discussion of fountain pens on our Facebook page. This video should be a nice continuation of that chat. Niel Gaiman speaks about writing his novels in vintage ledgers. What could have been better?

The post Neil Gaiman Talks About Writing Novels in Vintage Ledgers with Fountain Pens appeared first on iBookBinding - Bookbinding Tutorials & Resources.

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While it isn’t really a book about book arts, it gives some insights on printing and typography. And even while that’s printing and typography of newspapers, it is still a quite fascinating object of book history. From the preface: THIS Handbook is republished with the idea of its being kept for reference on two subjects: […]

The post The Advertiser’s Handbook (1923) appeared first on iBookBinding - Bookbinding Tutorials & Resources.

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I've been browsing through a collection of more than a century old Russian magazines Printing Art. I found some interesting statistics concerning the book industry of the early 20th century in Russia. And this curiosity as well.

The post French Suffrage, Postal Stamps, and Russian Magazine ‘Printing Art’ from 1902 appeared first on iBookBinding - Bookbinding Tutorials & Resources.

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I’ve been browsing through a collection of more than a century old Russian magazines Printing Art. Found some interesting statistics concerning the book industry of the early 20th century in Russia. And this curiosity as well. It was posted in a section dedicated to miscellaneous stuff. That’s an editor’s comment dedicated to the recent usage […]

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I planned to upload some English-language book this time. However, I stumbled upon an article about bookplates in the April'1902 issue of the Russian magazine "Искусство печати" (Printing Art,) and decided I have to share it.

The post Russian ‘Printing Art’ Magazine from 1902 and a Selection of Bookplates appeared first on iBookBinding - Bookbinding Tutorials & Resources.

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Last time I visited the British capital was more than twenty years ago. So, as you can imagine, I remember nothing or almost nothing. What are your favorite bookish places in London you’d recommend me to see? I mean, there are some obvious choices like the British Museum or the British Library. But I’m sure […]

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