Fwd: 1812 Re: Repro Period Books
> Something else that occurred to me after posting this is that
> books, when purchased could be bought more economically "in boards"
> meaning, without leather bindings in full, half, or quarter. So the
> outside of the book could be either plain board or have a
> decorative paper on it. The richer folk used to have their own
> bindings put on so that all the books in their library matched.
> I've seen books like this produced at Williamsburg among other
> Craig Williams
> On 26-Jul-08, at 7:30 PM, Craig Williams wrote:
>> The advances in printing techniques had made the ownership of
>> newspapers, broadsides, prints (art), leaflets and books, novel or
>> otherwise, less expensive. The growing number of people from all
>> classes who could read meant that some would take advantage of
>> this ability when the opportunity presented itself.