The endbands are all recycled too -
they are from an Encyclopedia titled Modern Reference Library 1970.
(I use alot of the pages inside my handbound books...
I think they add character to the books...
and often very funny writing!)
at this flea market in Paris.
The books were often thrown in plastic bins on the ground.
It was unbelievable...
They were all so beautiful - with decorative spines..
but, they looked like they were about to be thrown out!
I couldn't believe it!
So, I grabbed as many as I could carry to rebind them into new journals.
It seems like they should have a second life...
They are so full of history...now they are rebound with blank sheets -
so that the new owners can write their own history inside!
And special thanks to "L" -
who brought me many more beauties to rebind from the market!
What a sweetheart!