Sunday, November 13, 2011
Flying Blind In Boston
The most interesting item was bought on instinct. I am a babe in the woods when it comes to 18th century German books.When I got home I did find a copy on the German Ebay site .which recently sold for 13 Euros;
The listing did not mention any of the extra touches which I sensed were unique. Fortunately, fellow collector Richard Schimmelpfeng is very knowledgeable and was very helpful in explaining some of the finer points about the extra touches which were added to the book.
.The design .on the end papers is called paste paper Think of finger painting.
Here is a more detailed explanation :
The edges are gilded gauffered. Here is a detailed explanation of the process.
My original intent was to do some research and ultimately sell the book .Now that I have examined it more carefully my inclination is to have it restored by an expert and keep it.
If you have some useful information about the book please send it to me.
T.S. Adams went to Yale, Johns Hopkins but mostly. played golf.
The calling card shown below came from Tom Boss. I am assuming Mr Waterhouse was an engineer for the Grand Trunk Railroad,