Monday, August 10, 2009

Ribbons & Bookplates

Two volumes from a six-volume set of Polybius translated from Greek into French and published in 1727. The green place markers have stayed fresh inside the their respective volumes for the past 282 years and will most likely be equally bright after another 282. For now, they make up part of the collection at the library where I work in San Francisco, but they have had many homes and many owners, as seen from the bookplates below.