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Monday, June 26, 2017

Are our books displayed the wrong way round?

Placing books on shelves with the spines facing outwards is a relatively recent phenomenon, according to Mark Purcell, overseer of the research collections at Cambridge University Library. Book titles and authors were written in ink on the edge of pages until the 18th century when the wealthy decided that having titles embossed in gold leaf would add a certain cachet.

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