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.
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 […]
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.
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?
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: […]
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.
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 […]
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.
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 […]