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Henri Caruchet, illustrator. Byblis by Pierre Louÿs, 1901. (book cover)

Byblis by Pierre Louÿs. Henri Caruchet isn't in George Barbier's league, never mind that of Alphonse Mucha whose graphic style Caruchet appropriated.

Margaret Armstrong

Rich art nouveau book cover design for the rich! Mary Elizabeth Carter, Millionaire Households and their Domestic Economy / 1903 / Book Cover Design by Margaret Armstrong

oldbookillustrations:  Front cover from Hood’s poems, illustrated by Myles Birket Foster, London, 1871.  (Source: archive.org)

An entry from smatterings of an aesthetic

oldbookillustrations: Front cover from Hood’s poems, illustrated by Myles Birket Foster, London,

A jeweled binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. George Sutcliffe, who studied bookbinding under Douglas Cockerell, established a bindery with Francis Sangorski in 1901. During the first two decades of the twentieth century the pair produced a number of jeweled bindings, most of them on copies of the Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam.   Omar Khayyam, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. 3rd edition. London: Bernard Quaritch, 1872. Call number: (Ex) PK6513 .A1 1872

Passion Vintage Book Covering: Author: Omar Khayyam, Title: Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám. Published: London: Bernard Quaritch, Jeweled binding by Sangorski and Sutcliffe

For anyone interested in old books and medicine, the Wellcome Library in London has (excitingly) digitized a huge chunk of their extensive library of antique domestic “recipe” books and manuscripts.  Spanning three hundred years (their collection begins in the 1500s), the 270+ books are an amazing window into old medicine and household lore.  Above are images from two randomly selected manuscripts, both from the mid-1600s.  Look closely, and you might get some pointers on how to prevent bed…

“ For anyone interested in old books and medicine, the Wellcome Library in London has (excitingly) digitized a huge chunk of their extensive library of antique domestic “recipe” books and manuscripts.

French Renaissance binding. Book covers and bindings from the BNF collection, http://www.bnf.fr/fr/acc/x.accueil.html

antique tooled leather book cover Book cover from 1914 Talwin Morris - designer 1865 - 1911 The Ravensworth Scholarship, 1894 Antique Lace W.

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