Surround yourself with things that make you happy...
17thc English silk, metal, linen
Book cover, Nuremberg, c.1460 (leather & brass)
Book cover and book mark, London, ca 1634. Satin covered board, embroidered with silver, silver-gilt-thread, purl and coil, and coloured silks, and plaited threads.
Books up to the mid 19th-century, being precious objects, were often given a binding so sumptuous that some of these books today are valued higher as objects of art than for their contents.
The Poetical Works of Lord Byron c.1890 . The siren call of the bookshop and market - finding a beautiful old book .
Sixteenth Century Trade Bindings HUNNIS, William Seven sobs of a sorrowful soule London: 1589 [BD1-l.40]
gorgeous old bible with simply beautiful binding. Raritaet-Antike-Prunk-Bibel-von1822
régi könyvek, kopottas dobozok, dédanyáink csipkéje - mindez adja az antik hatást / antique style -old books, word box, lace cloth
Fern Leaves from Fanny's Portfolio 1853 and Little Ferns for Fanny's Little Friends 1854 ...Fanny Fern (Sara Payson Willis)