I heart old books

Originally uploaded by Librarienne.

I snapped this photo in silent stealth mode while working in the Rare Books library today. If you can make out the spine of the book, you’ll see a great example of “printed waste binding” (when the printers used paper from old books to bind up the new ones) – isn’t that cool?!  This book was from 1529 – one of the oldest I’ve worked with so far.