Poetry, notes, and marginalia by William Michaelian
Love that worn leather cover William. The hands that must have held that book.
A long journey, and still traveling after so many years. One thing I love, Jonathan, is that covers like this benefit from handling, the oils in one’s hands helping to keep them supple.
Great book and wonderfully illustrated !! Very old and beautiful.
Thank you, Monique! I’m glad you could stop by and see it.
all these great finds.... local to you? or do you have tohitch-up that Old Mule and truck on over tots the nextholler?best way to apply shoe polish or Neat's Foot oil to leather boots or that mule' saddleis to rub the oil or the wax into your palms and have a go.... maybe add a little spit to all of the oils... then polish....sort of spit-n-polish and avoid the leather's drying out.after all the leather around that book or what is those boots once encased a living animal..to get the "best" leather sometimes they even skin the beasts when thy are yet alive... barely.I appreciate the paper and the prints and the writing/fonts inside these old books more than the covers...
Powell’s Books in Portland is a favorite hangout, but I get up there only three or four times a year. I still find books in Salem, but due to my rabid gleanings the pickin’s now are slim — but surprises do turn up. eBay is another source, which pulls from all over the country. There are some knowledgeable people out there and I learn something new every time I cruise through. Some amazing bargains, too.I remember when shoe stores used to smell like leather — intoxicating. Now it’s pre-fab chemical. But there’s no end to that story.As for these books’ innards, I’m with you.
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