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« on: October 08, 2007 11:38:09 AM »

found this book at a used book store - the virginians by thackeray.  it was originally published in 1857! 

i filled it with all sorts of scrap paper i found around the house.

the outside


the endpages - it's inscribed with a name that i can't read, and "1918"


i kept the first few pages of the book in the book - there's some pretty sweet pictures - but this is the dedication page.  it's dated september 7, 1859


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i'd love to hear what everyone thinks!
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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2007 11:43:06 AM »

What an awesome piece.  How did you add your own paper to it? Did you have to take the book apart and rebind it?
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« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2007 12:11:39 PM »

That is so cool. I'm also wondering how you did it.
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« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2007 06:59:20 PM »

How did you add your own paper to it? Did you have to take the book apart and rebind it?

I sewed all my signatures using the coptic stitch (or maybe a variation of it?) - here's a really good tutorial:

http://www.daydreamingonpaper.com/0204.html

Then i (very carefully) took an exacto knife to the book and basically gutted it.  It wasn't too hard since the book is so old, the glue wasn't holding too strongly anymore.

Lastly i attatched my signatures to the original endpages, and this is what i got. Smiley


Thanks both of you for your comments!
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« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2007 10:13:25 AM »

Thanks for the tutorial link -- I love your project.  I especially like that you preserved some of the book pages -- maybe they will be an inspiration to you as you write in your book! When you attached your signatures to the endpages, did you just use glue? 
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« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2007 09:21:33 PM »

-- maybe they will be an inspiration to you as you write in your book!

i hope so, i love the old books because of this... especially the ones with the personal inscriptions Smiley

When you attached your signatures to the endpages, did you just use glue? 

yep, just a glue stick.  i don't know if thats the recommended method, but it seems to work just fine for me.

thank you!

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