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Tulane University Online Exhibits

Before: original and now tattered and crumbling linen binding, 2017

The linen binding that William Morris created in 1896 was explicitly meant to be replaced by a sturdier binding designed and provided by the book's owner. In this way, Morris collaborated with fellow bibliophiles to create a unique book for each.

Original Linen Binding (Front)

Original Linen Binding, 2017

Original Linen Binding (Back)

Original Linen Binding, 2017

Before: original and now tattered and crumbling linen binding, 2017