A display of vellum bound books on a chimney piece.
This selection of books includes two heavy German bindings of the late 17th century on the left, balanced by German bindings of the 18th century on the right. In between are mainly 18th century bindings from Italy, Belgium, France and Switzerland. The tallest volumes, on the right, are 14 inches high. We sell our vellum bindings as they come to us. With care it is possible to clean them if one wants to achieve a more uniform white look [a traditional way is to use a little milk on a cloth] but we feel it better at this stage to leave the three hundred years of surface dirt and the decisions about removing it to our clients. These books or ones very like them are currently in stock and for sale and we are happy to discuss putting together groups of books to suit a client’s special requirements
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