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Apparently Paris was a hotbed of elegant bookbinding, back in the 1920s:

Creuzevault - Assise

Paul Bonet - Jeanne D’Arc

Jeanne Langrand - Ouvert la Nuit

Pierre Legrain - Le Diademe de Flore

Pierre Legrain - Quelques fables de la Fontaine

All from Grabink, via Sarah Koz on Quipsologies.

5 Responses

  1. xensen
    xensen July 16, 2007 at 12:26 am |

    Beautiful.

  2. Kirsten Harper
    Kirsten Harper July 18, 2007 at 3:10 pm |

    Wow…we need to get back to that again. : )

  3. Stephen Tiano
    Stephen Tiano July 18, 2007 at 8:01 pm |

    Words very nearly fail me–the are works of art. We really don’t see work like that much nowadays. I have truly had my socks knocked off. Thanks for the look-see.

  4. India Amos
    India Amos July 18, 2007 at 9:09 pm |

    Mind you, if you haven’t seen cases like these in a while, you should check out the earlier posts on the subject: 1, 2, 3.

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