Category Archives: Book Labels

Antiquating – York 2014

A new verb for us to contemplate this week: to antiquate, describing whatever it is we think antiquarian booksellers actually do (or perhaps merely the process by which we become antiquated – if this is not in fact the same … Continue reading

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Povey, Binder

Out and about in the hilly hinterlands of South London this week – and very pleased to have picked this up at an auction.  I suspect I’ve remarked before on how cheaply very good examples of English provincial bindings can … Continue reading

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John Winstanley of Manchester – Bookbinder

Always a pleasure to find a book with an old bookbinder’s label in it – even more so in this case when there are three different labels in each of the three volumes of the first edition of Bulwer Lytton’s … Continue reading

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Harper’s Repository of Arts

Booksellers’ labels – or book-trade labels in general, if we include bookbinders’ tickets and the various other varieties we come across – especially the older ones, always add a little bit of extra interest to a book and an extra … Continue reading

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