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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Beautiful Old Bindings

Here are some examples of beautiful old bindings published in the late 1800's, most by the

 Faded, but silvery.

The Pathway of Promise:  Words of Comfort to the Christian Pilgrim

 Stories of the deeds of valor of the heroic children of France:
"To suffer for their beloved France, to die for her, has been a sacred privilege to these youthful patriots, rather than a thing to be shunned and abhored."  The boy on the cover is about to be dropped from a balloon onto the battlefield...
Lovely bookplate inside the Little Soldiers of France.

Samson is buff!

This one has a passion flower and lily design.

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