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This is a clever book from the 18th century, printed in Oxford in 1756. It presents both the Old and New Testament, although the books are not bound together the regular way, behind one another. Instead, the binder opted to place them next to each other. This very rare binding technique is part of a family that includes the dos-à-dos (or “back to back”) binding, which I blogged about before (here). Having the two testaments bound this way allowed the reader to consult passages from both ...

This is a clever book from the 18th century, printed in Oxford in 1756. It presents both the Old and New Testament, although the books are not bound together the regular way, behind one another. Instead, the binder opted to place them next to each other. This very rare binding technique is part of a family that includes the dos-à-dos (or “back to back”) binding, which I blogged about before (here). Having the two testaments bound this way allowed the reader to consult passages from both ...

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weaving#do it yourself #diy decorating ideas #hand made| http://my-do-it-yourself-collections.blogspot.com

fun book binding project using an inventory tag. This talented artist has a bunch of AMAZING hand-bound books on her Flickr site.

fun book binding project using an inventory tag. This talented artist has a bunch of AMAZING hand-bound books on her Flickr site.

this is inspiring as it shows anyone can be creative and express their own personality in just a book.

this is inspiring as it shows anyone can be creative and express their own personality in just a book.

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