Amazing bookmail day! That Lord of the Flies cover .... swoon. Disturbing, yet stunning. Since buying the Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Les Mis - I wholly blame @vivastory - I cant get enough of these striking editions.
#bookmail #bookhaul #decklededges #frenchflaps
MAY 15 PROMPT: #DeckledEdges
My grandfather bought this book in France in 1931 while visiting Mont Saint Michel during his “grand tour” between college and law school. Each page has that wonderful heavy cotton feel of #CoolOldBooks and of course #decklededges The illustration above is from the Tree of Jesse Window at Chartres Cathedral. The sculpture pictured behind the book was sculpted by my grandmother in Italian marble, called “Baby Whale.”
My Happy Hollisters books have deckled edges. This one is a 1960s book club edition so the edges are a bit yellowed. I always loved this cover & that they went to Denmark as that's where my dad's father was from.
I added a pic of the inside cover page for @ReadZenRites as the splotches of color on black & white cry out for some coloring & after seeing her work on her childhood 101 Dalmatians, I know who to ask!😆👍
The dust jacket is in two pieces 😢 but it has lovely #DeckledEdges @Linsy
I picked this up at a local annual book-sale last year.. it was too unique to pass up! It was published in Scotland in 1920. #OldCoolBooks are windows to bygone traditions and a far different way of life, long past.