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Books in Unusual Bindings

As if books weren’t interesting enough already, these unusual bindings skip leather and cloth in favor of extraordinary methods and materials. Creative bookbinders have explored some unlikely media.

From intricate embroidered silk to dazzling copper, these books go beyond the conventional. Many of the copies on display were snapped up quickly, but it’s still a treat to see the photos and the variety of materials used to bind books. And the selection is still quite varied…$3825 will get you an embroidered silk book, for instance. Or if you’re wondering what to do with that $119,000 burning a hole in your pocket, why not indulge in a 1611 edition of the King James bible, bound with copper findings?

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