Library Images

A few early dust-jackets.

The very first dust-jackets, around 1850, were plain brown paper coverings purely to keep the books clean. At the end of the 19th and beginning of the 20th century they became more attractive but the rose book coverings had to wait until later in the century.

Some of the Rose Books from the 19th century.

A number of these books had beautiful covers and spines with impressed gold and colourful decoration.

Rose books on my shelves

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