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Cross-Country Screwdriver

The screwdriver par preference in relation to cross-country skis and roller skis is the Pozidriv screwdriver, and especially one with a tip of size 3 of that type, abbreviated  PZ3. 111 more words


Victorian cloth bindings, week 7: conclusion

Over the last six weeks we’ve had a glimpse into the world of Victorian cloth bindings, from its humble beginnings in coloured cloths and paper labels to bindings ostentatiously covered in gilt, or a riot of colour. 686 more words

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Victorian cloth bindings, week 6: designers

Book covers commissioned from a designer first made their appearance in the 1840s. It was during this period that the design of covers for a particular work took off, designed by significant figures, such as… 890 more words

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History in Fragments

Today deserves a little fanfare: the latest instalment of Lost Manuscripts has been made available this morning. There are only 32 new fragments, coming from 19 host volumes, so not a full drum-roll and brass band, please — but some… 882 more words


Victorian cloth bindings, week 5: titles

Titles on books are important, as they tell us what to find inside without opening the covers. Most often these are found on the spine; after all, this is the part of the book visible on the shelf. 959 more words

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