Saturday, October 31, 2009

The surprise


Last week I got the most fabulous surprise from my boyfriend: three books from the 18th century! I just love their bindings. They definitely need conservation treatment, they are in such advanced state of degradation that I was almost afraid to open them.

All three are bibles printed by the Plantin-Moretus in Antwerp, a publishing house established in 1555 that has survived to the present. Today the printing firm has been transformed into the fabulous Plantin-Moretus Museum.

Here are some great photos of the museum:

2 comments:

PonderandStitch said...

Omg, those are absolutely amazing!!! What a nice boyfriend!

self taught artist said...

pretty incredible!
like your blog, added it to my etsy one :)