Title:
Brown's self-interpreting family Bible
Type of resource:
three dimensional object
Material type:
Book cover
Author:
Brown, John
Date:
1878
Publisher:
Charles H. Calvert
Place of publishing:
Southampton
Call number:
MS 4 Box 4
Institutional location:
University of Southampton Archives and Special Collections
Extent:
2 pages
License:
https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
Bookworker:
Calvert, Charles Henry
Profession(s):
Publisher
Bookseller
Stationer
Address:
19 Bellevue Road
Address geocoordinates:
50.91215709999999,-1.4016323
Description:
In a collection of bindings, pastedowns and manuscript notes removed from books in the Southampton University Library during binding
Caption:
While this Bible with its clasps and cover bosses must certainly have been an impressive folio, this fragment is actually more interesting for what it reveals in the process of dis-binding. Bookbinders used so-called 'waste paper' or even parchment strips of discarded manuscript music for spine pastedowns and underneath cover boards to provide a smooth surface for leather, endpapers, and blind or gold tooling. This one has a beautifully rendered image printed in sepia with a contemporary caption.
Subject:
Lecturn Bible
Hottentot
Waste Paper
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