The last few weeks have resulted in the creation of a book, in the tried and tested fashion of bookbinders everywhere, improvisation!
We often say that someone or something is the glue that holds a group together. With case bound books, such as Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson – A Textbook of Friendship,this is literal in that glue actually holds the book together.
It is no secret that what is widely considered the best of the Holmes stories is the 1902 novel, The Hound of the Baskervilles. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and murder, it is clearly the best of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s work.
This week we explore the paper used in Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson- A Textbook of Friendship.
Bookplates, as I have recently learned, are beautiful and varied means of identifying the owner of a book. Before this class, the only experiences I’d had with bookplates were a rubber stamp which my mother used to place family names in our books and the many Ex Libris designs that graced the inside cover of Lemony Snicket’s Series of Unfortunate Events.