December 26th, 2017


Christmas books

Actually, one book but it's a cracker. Martin Salisbury's The Illustrated Dust Jacket is a joy to look at and a pleasure to read. I read once that 'the modern trade in second hand books is really trade in dustwrappers.' Yet they were originally made to be discarded, as Salisbury describes. When I was a child I took the jackets off a lot of my books because I wanted my bookshelf to look like a library. We live and learn. There are so many books mentioned here that I've never heard of and would like to read but it's the pictures which are important. Highly recommended for all bibliophiles.

A lovely present.