|Posted by cmgaylard on December 29, 2020 at 11:15 AM|
I’ve been taking some time with my favourite books and this is definitely one of them. My parents had a copy of Très Riches Heures du Duc de Berry and the fact that it was cloth bound, in a box AND had the sheen of gilding, made it a treasure - along with the immersive level of detail, history and storytelling. As one of seven children who probably felt similarly, I didn’t manage to aquire the actual copy but I found a well-used and under-appreciated (unboxed) one of my own on eBay some years ago. I feel more comfortable with objects that aren’t too pristine. A few pages, my favourites being the Zodiac, Adam & Eve and the Fall of the Rebel Angels. Anyone else have a book/s they feel this way about?