Among the books was the 'Webster's New Standard Dictionary', with a 1911 copyright. It's yellowed pages,with their marbled edges, is fragile and well used. The broken spine holds the dark and mildewed cover together by tenuous threads; however within the battered cover, is a collection of gorgeous, fine-line engravings that are scientific and naive in a curious but visually compelling way.
if anything, an incredible look at the art of book making - it's mind blowing. In celebration of the book's release, Chronicle books is giving away a fine press edition of the book. Enter to win here.