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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 Yet they were originally made to be discarded, as Salisbury describes.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.

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That sounds amazing.

Yes! It's a coffee table type of book. All the pics are carefully annotated. Of course there are illustrators I think should have been included but aren't but it's good to be introduced to new things. And children's books haven't been neglected.
Thank you for that info, Suffolk libraries have it and I've ordered it.
Oh, good!

I'm so sorry I still can't comment on your blog. I sign in but just get 'publishing' over and over again and no publishing. I wanted to say how glad I am that you have your husband home for Christmas and to wish you a merry one!
What a great gift :)
And a generous one!