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Written by Myretta
(10/2/2010 7:59 a.m.)
in consequence of the missive, What were unbound copies, anyway?, penned by kathleen (elder)
It was common into the last quarter of the 18th century and into the 19th century for books to be sold unbound and then bound to the owners' specifications. When you visit the library in great houses, you will notice that the shelved books tend to look remarkably uniform regardless of whether they were published as a set. This is why.
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