Bindings support the pages or leaves of a book, allowing readers to progress logically or sequentially through the narrative. How do the pages of these objects function to convey meaning?
London: Dean’s Rag Book Co. Ltd., c. 1920s
Some of the earliest paper produced in Europe is also some of the sturdiest and long-lasting because it was made from cotton and linen rags. This children’s book printed in the early twentieth century on rag comes with neat borders done with pinking shears—a material reminder that storytelling has much in common with sewing and weaving.