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Antique Leather from 1775

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I thought the leather aficionados would appreciate this picture: it's of a book I bought whilst I was in Switzerland this week. It was published in 1775 and is still in its original binding.
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May we be told the title and author of the book?
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Hudibras by Samuel Butler.
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Is that a quatro book?
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Very nice book indeed. Where did you buy it in Switzerland? Thanks.
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Difficult to see where the burr walnut ends and the leather begins. Did Olga Berluti have a go at the leather? Looks like her handiwork, just like the small leather goods they have in the shop.
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Thanks for posting that MPS. I was discussing with a forum member recently just such leather finishes and wondering what processes are used to get them, and why we don't see them on leather items (eg, shoes) today.
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AlanC: God only knows what the leather looked like originally, but the leather looks superb now. B-S: Maybe I should turn up to the Swann club with the book and tell Olga that I've brought her "something special to polish"? A sure-fire way to be banned. Newtrane: Berne. LabelKing: Do you mean quarto?
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