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Mosaic in Morocco: Inlaid Leather Bindings
If you love leather, you will adore this selection of inlaid leather bindings. To create an inlaid binding, the bookbinder inserts pieces of leather into an existing binding to create a pattern or picture. Some are simple, some highly elaborate.
Take books that have already made their mark and then republish them with exceptional typography, illustrations, paper and bindings. That's the magic formula for the Folio Society, who have reinvented classics in stunningly gorgeous formats for thousands of unforgettable and collectible volumes since they first began in 1947.
Put a little piece of gorgeous on your bookshelf.
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The Little Leather Library combined classic literature with mass marketing for 101 affordable, accessible titles, from 1916 to 1923. Today, the books published by the Little Leather Library are loved by collectors.› See the books
Cosway bindings feature traditional leather with miniature paintings built into the cover. This eye-catching format is named after Richard Cosway, the famous English miniature portrait painter.
Enjoy these exquisite examples of beautiful rare books and antiquarian books - all are listed with mulitple bookseller images. Treat yourself to something lovely and collectible.
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Most Expensive Sales: May 2013
- Tibet and Lhasa by John Claude White
Sold for $28,000
- The Natural History of British Fishes by Edward Donovan
Sold for $18,758
- Zanzibar; City, Island, and Coast by Richard Burton
Sold for $16,500
Discover beautiful rare books from the past, including many first editions and antiquarian books.