Decorative letter 'a', with a hooded figure reading a book.

A

Decorative letter 'a', with a hooded figure reading a book.

A press used for bookbinding.

Arming Press

A press used for bookbinding.

"This sovereign was the last of the Mogul emperors of India who displayed the talent and energy of a warrior. He was the grandson of Jehangire, and was born on the 22nd of October, 1618." — Goodrich, 1844

Aurungzrbr

"This sovereign was the last of the Mogul emperors of India who displayed the talent and energy of a…

This bible was bound in Morocco. It is enriched with embossing and illuminated coloring.

Bible

This bible was bound in Morocco. It is enriched with embossing and illuminated coloring.

This bible was bound in Morocco. It is enriched with embossing and illuminated coloring.

Bible

This bible was bound in Morocco. It is enriched with embossing and illuminated coloring.

An illustration of a binder.

Binder

An illustration of a binder.

Book binding is the process of physically assembling a book from a number of folded or unfolded pages, involving the attachment of a cover.

Book Binding

Book binding is the process of physically assembling a book from a number of folded or unfolded pages,…

When binding books they are "sewed on a frame, each sheet being attached by a thread to cords across the back. The sewing, though sometimes done by a machine, is cheifly executed by girls."-Lupton

Book Binding

When binding books they are "sewed on a frame, each sheet being attached by a thread to cords across…

(672-754) Saint Boniface was the Apostle of the Germans, born Winfrid or Wynfrith, was a missionary who propogated Christianity in the Frankish Empire during the 8th century. He was murdered in Frisia.

Saint Boniface

(672-754) Saint Boniface was the Apostle of the Germans, born Winfrid or Wynfrith, was a missionary…

Closed book with bookmark resting on table.

Book

Closed book with bookmark resting on table.

A book with a bow

Book

A book with a bow

A border of a book.

Book

A border of a book.

An illustration of a book standing up.

Book

An illustration of a book standing up.

Book and candle

Book and candle

Book and candle

Book with old-fashioned ink and pen.

book and ink

Book with old-fashioned ink and pen.

A book and some plants.

Book and plants

A book and some plants.

A bookmark is a thin marker, commonly made of paper or card, used to keep one's place in a book and so be able to return to it with ease. Other frequently used materials for bookmarks are leather, metals like silver and brass, silk, wood and fabrics. Many bookmarks can be clipped on a page with the aid of a page-flap. A bookmark is a thin marker, commonly made of paper or card, used to keep one's place in a book and so be able to return to it with ease. Other frequently used materials for bookmarks are leather, metals like silver and brass, silk, wood and fabrics. Many bookmarks can be clipped on a page with the aid of a page-flap.

Thinned Layer Book Mark

A bookmark is a thin marker, commonly made of paper or card, used to keep one's place in a book and…

One book.

One Book

One book.

This is a book plate of Joe Burroughs book by English illustrator Celia Levetus. It seems to depict a woman sitting outside by a river reading a book, while canoers pass her by.

Joe Buroughs Bookplate

This is a book plate of Joe Burroughs book by English illustrator Celia Levetus. It seems to depict…

Narrow border of books.

Books

Narrow border of books.

A pile of books and scrolls.

Books

A pile of books and scrolls.

A pile of books in a field, under the sun.

Books

A pile of books in a field, under the sun.

Five books.

Five Books

Five books.

Four books.

Four Books

Four books.

Six books.

Six Books

Six books.

Three books, stacked.

Three Books

Three books, stacked.

Three books, standing upright.

Three Books

Three books, standing upright.

Three books, stacked upright against each other.

Three Books

Three books, stacked upright against each other.

An illustration of a young boy sitting in a chair with a book in his hand.

Boy Sitting in Chair with Book

An illustration of a young boy sitting in a chair with a book in his hand.

A cartoon of a man and a young boy. The young boy is holding books that say Huxley and Emerson, and the man is shocked by his intelligence.

Cartoon of Shocked Man and Young Boy

A cartoon of a man and a young boy. The young boy is holding books that say Huxley and Emerson, and…

An illustration of a cat wearing a bow around its neck and reading a book.

Cat Wearing Bow and Reading Book

An illustration of a cat wearing a bow around its neck and reading a book.

An illustration of a catalog.

Catalog

An illustration of a catalog.

Cherub with book

Cherub with book

Cherub with book

Bookplate of two children reading with scenes from the book unfolding in the background.

Children Reading

Bookplate of two children reading with scenes from the book unfolding in the background.

Boy and girl reading.

Children reading

Boy and girl reading.

Children reading a book.

Children Reading

Children reading a book.

An illustration of a boy and girl holding a chorus book and singing.

Children Singing & Holding Chorus Book

An illustration of a boy and girl holding a chorus book and singing.

"The art of printing from movable types is of comparatively modern origin, only four hundred years having elapsed since the first book printed in this manner was issued from the press." —The Popular Cyclopedia, 1888

Compositor

"The art of printing from movable types is of comparatively modern origin, only four hundred years having…

Morte D'Arthur is an illustration that was created by English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. It depicts an Arthurian romance written by Sir Thomas Malory. This drawing seems to depict a woman wearing a black cape looking at a book.

Morte D'Arthur

Morte D'Arthur is an illustration that was created by English illustrator Aubrey Beardsley. It depicts…

The Astrologer, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

Dance of Death, The Astrologer

The Astrologer, from Hans Holbein's series of engravings, Dance of Death.

A decorative divider that resembles a book with bookmarks dangling on each side.

Book With Decorative Divider

A decorative divider that resembles a book with bookmarks dangling on each side.

The engraving, "Elizabetha Regina (From 'A Booke of Christian Prayers.' Printed by John Daye, London, 1569.)." -Cundall, 1895

Elizabetha Regina

The engraving, "Elizabetha Regina (From 'A Booke of Christian Prayers.' Printed by John Daye, London,…

Fairies reading a book

Fairies Reading

Fairies reading a book

A girl with a book, staring at a lit candle.

Girl and candle

A girl with a book, staring at a lit candle.

An illustration of a young girl holding a book.

Girl Holding Book

An illustration of a young girl holding a book.

An illustration of a young girl holding a book.

Girl Holding Book

An illustration of a young girl holding a book.

An illustration of a girl laying on her stomach and reading a book.

Girl Laying on Stomach & Reading a Book

An illustration of a girl laying on her stomach and reading a book.

A girl reading a book.

Girl Reading

A girl reading a book.

A girl with glasses reading a book.

Girl reading

A girl with glasses reading a book.

An illustration of a girl reading a book laid upon a chair.

Girl Reading

An illustration of a girl reading a book laid upon a chair.

An illustration of a young girl sitting in a chair reading a book.

Girl Reading Book in Chair

An illustration of a young girl sitting in a chair reading a book.

An illustration of a girl sitting on a bench while reading a book.

Girl Sitting on Bench Reading a Book

An illustration of a girl sitting on a bench while reading a book.

An illustration of a young girl sitting on a bench next to a cat and reading a book upside down.

Girl Sitting on Bench Reading Book with Cat

An illustration of a young girl sitting on a bench next to a cat and reading a book upside down.

A girl squinting at a book.

Girl squinting

A girl squinting at a book.

An illustration of two girls singing while holding a chorus book between the two of them.

Two Girls Singing & a Holding Chorus Book

An illustration of two girls singing while holding a chorus book between the two of them.

"The power of speaking to the eyes and heart, / Is great; and is indeed a wondrous art; / It mighty proves; it scorns the tyrant's power, / And will remain extant till earth's last hour: / And useful book may live from age to age, / And those unborn, may read its printed page."—Barber, 1857

Good Books Create Knowledge, Virtue, and Happiness

"The power of speaking to the eyes and heart, / Is great; and is indeed a wondrous art; / It mighty…

An index is a list of words or phrases and associated points to where useful material relating to that heading can be found in a document. In this traditional back-of-the-book index the headings will include names of people, places and events, and concepts selected by a person as being relevant and of interest to a possible reader of the book.

Index Device for Books

An index is a list of words or phrases and associated points to where useful material relating to that…

An illustration of judge putting a law book on a scale.

Judge

An illustration of judge putting a law book on a scale.

Man and child with books in the library.

Library

Man and child with books in the library.

Man and woman with books in the library.

Library

Man and woman with books in the library.