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Riddled with Gilt: Gilded Books

Book gilding is a centuries-old art. We've all seen shining gold page edges, but book binders often embellish a book's spine or boards as well. Gold decorations can range from a simple gilt title to ornate swirls, borders, patterns and designs.

While gilt can have practical, protective qualities, it really shines at making a book extraordinarily beautiful. We've found 25 of the most gorgeous gilded books to showcase.

Take a Gilt Trip

 
Our Village by Mary Mitford

Our Village by Mary Mitford
  East of the Sun and West of the Moon by Kay Nielsen

East of the Sun and West of the Moon by Kay Nielsen
  The Private Life by Henry James

The Private Life by Henry James
  The Young Maiden's Mirror by the author of The Child's Keepsake

The Young Maiden's Mirror by the author of The Child's Keepsake


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