Saturday, September 01, 2007
A gallery of book trade labels, courtesy of Greg Kindall of Seven Roads. Greg writes, "Anyone who handles old books will have come across these small and sometimes beautiful labels pasted more or less discreetly into the endpapers. Publishers, printers, binders, importers, distributors and sellers of books -- new, second-hand and antiquarian -- used to advertise in this way their contribution to bringing the book to market." View the collection here. Shown here is a book trade label from the collection of Donald Francis. Via Design Observer.