Posted 4 years ago
Alright, here's my first item entry at this website. This book was printed in 1835 and is full of various work by Akenside. The neat thing is the very crude dust jacket that accompanies it. It's just plain paper with "Akenside" hand written on the spine. It has three flaps on each side, instead of the typical two flaps today. I really don't know whether it was wrapped by the book binder or produced later by a private owner, but the writing on the spine looks pretty old - and so does the rest of the jacket.
Actual printed dust jackets do stretch as far back in time as this book, but those are extremely rare as very few managed to survive until today.