Wednesday, 15 February 2012

Amazing what you find in the loft

While fitting insulation and boarding out the loft space of our house, we had a much needed clear-out of the accumulated junk that has been sitting up there for some years now.

Looking through some boxes of books (destined for the charity shop) I found these two unusual books.  I have no idea where they came from, but one being written in German, it is very likely that I brought them with me when I immigrated to the UK.

What makes them unusual is they way they are bound.  The pages are printed on one side of a continuous length of paper and then folded concertina fashion to create the pages (like so: /\/\/\/\/\). These are then sewn together and lay loose inside the hard cover.

They have no ISBN numbers, having been printed in the 1950's, so I have contacted a couple of specialist book sellers to see if they are interested.

I have no use for them, so if you are interested, make me an offer and I will happily part with them.


  1. Hi Mike,

    Did you ever get any idea on the value of these? I really like the second one, the blossom drawings are beautiful.

  2. Hi Ian
    sorry for the late reply. The books have gone to Craig Coussins. He expressed an interest when he saw them on facebook.