Bookplates! I’ve been doing some research on the personalized bookplates of centuries past, putting together a certain ahem-hem birthday gift lately. Since the first days when anyone lent anyone a book— or at least since the mid-15th century— nobles and monks have claimed ownership of their tomes of with ex libris labels. Collecting and viewing these ephemera [...]
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Posted by jessica on January 11, 2011
Encyclopedia of the ExquisiteEncyclopedia of the Exquisite, by author Jessica Kerwin Jenkins, is a lifestyle guide for the Francophile and the Anglomaniac, the gourmet and the style maven, the armchair traveler and the art-lover. It’s an homage to the esoteric world of glamour that doesn’t require much spending, but makes us feel rich. This blog continues the search for beauty started in the book...
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