Antique Leather from 1775

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by MPS, Oct 23, 2004.

  1. MPS

    MPS Senior member

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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. [​IMG] [​IMG]
     


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    May we be told the title and author of the book?
     


  3. MPS

    MPS Senior member

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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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    bengal-stripe Senior member Dubiously Honored

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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.
     


  7. AlanC

    AlanC Minister of Trad

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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.
     


  8. MPS

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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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