Porn for Book Nerds

Last week I held two original 1891 Kelmscott Press books in my hand, they were vellum bound with gold blocking, a yapp binding with faded blue (I should imagine they once were) tie-ups. Uncut hand-made deckle-edged paper, with the Kelmscott Press colophon printed in a font designed by William Morris. I was sparkly eyed all evening. Later I checked them out on the internet, only to discover they were selling for £6000 on Amazon….more

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