Tuesday, April 02, 2013


Slatternly Printing and Flimsy Pages

Sir Herbert Maxwell (1845-1937), Rainy Days in a Library (London: Elliot Stock, 1896), p. 123 (on Blaeu's Atlas):
To the book-lover it is a delight merely to handle the ample leaves of pure flax paper, with their liberal margins flowing around double columns of beautiful type. How the workmanship and material put to shame the slatternly printing and flimsy pages of so many common modern books!

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