Gorgeous bookbindings to light up your bookcase from a long time ago or at least a little while. From Great Britain.

"Italy, a Poem."
“Italy, a Poem.” Samuel Rogers, poet. Published by Edward Moxon in London in 1838. Binding by Hélène Cox ca. 1900 for the Guild of Women Binders. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.booktryst.com/2011/10/guild-of-women-binders-bound-to-be.html
"Hesperides Or Works Both Human and Divine." 1902.
“Hesperides Or Works Both Human and Divine,” written by Robert Herrick. Published in 1902 in London by George Newnes Ltd. and in New York by Charles Scribner’s sons. Charles Morrell, bookbinder. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.booktryst.com/2011/10/more-magnificent-bindings-bound-to-be.html
Macklin Bible.
Macklin Bible. Made ca. 1800 in London by T. Bensley for the bookseller T. Macklin. Executed for Duke Albrecht of Saxe-Teschen. Contemporary binding by Georg Friedrich Krauss who was a bookbinder in Vienna. In the public domain due to age. via http://www.booktryst.com/2011/10/drop-dead-gorgeous-bindings.html

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