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30 Books with Unusual Bindings


Thirty Books with really cool, unusual bindings!

Sweet O’ The Year - Mother of Pearl InlayFetish: Masterpieces of Erotic Fantasy Photography - RubberA museum-quality set of archival brass book bindings.Martin Fierro - Cowhide and furThe Personal History of David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - ivory frontpiece

I love reading. I also love books, and I don’t think the two always go together. Some people are in it just for the story, and would read any old copy equally, others are collectors of visuals or value and don’t even read the books. I love both, and am fascinated and delighted equally by the insides and outsides of books. This bit’s dedicated to the outside, and all the creativity, different materials and thought that goes into them. It’s not all cloth, leather and paper – from goatskin to gold and eelskin to ivory, check out some of these bindings – 30 in all.

Sweet O’ The Year - Mother of Pearl InlayFetish: Masterpieces of Erotic Fantasy Photography - RubberA museum-quality set of archival brass book bindings.Martin Fierro - Cowhide and furThe Personal History of David Copperfield - Charles Dickens - ivory frontpiece

Left to right: Mother of Pearl, Rubber, Brass, Fur, Ivory.

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About Beth Carswell

I've been reading, selling, researching, loving and writing about books with AbeBooks since 2000.

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