New book cover has begun. Tacked lines mark edges of the covers and spine. They also show the center lines of the embroidered part of the covers. It helps with the correct placement of the embroidery design.
I love this story! It came from Uppsala University Library, and it tells about restoration of a book that had been mended using embroidery. Unfortunately I could not find information about this book on University's home page any more. It was told by library's conservator Augusta Strand. If you happen to know where to find the original publication, please, kindly let me know.The manuscript dates from the 14th century and it belonged to the monastic library at Vadstena Convent after its purchase in Konstanz in 1417. The pages of the book are made of parchment and they show typical damage in the form of holes and tears that happened while the parchment was being made. Some time after the book was copied, the holes and tears have been mended artistically with silk of various colors, mainly in blanket stitch.
This book was on display in the exhibition "A book harvest from the vineyard" at Uppsala University Library, May 9, 2003 - April 8, 2004.
I have received a very beautiful present. A book „Publishing and Book Design in Latvia 1919-1940: a Re-discovery”. The American book specialist and historian of publishing, James Howard Fraser has written a book about design and publishing in Latvia. Sadly, this was his last work. It is the most comprehensive overview of the activities of Latvian, Russian, Jewish and German publishers in Latvia in the interwar period. It shows and explains how cover, endpaper and layout of the books reflected the trends in European book design of that period.