Monday, October 22, 2012

Geometric Design Library Binding

Recently, I was contacted by Megan Washburn, who owns her grandmother's Nancy Drew books.  Almost all of Megan's books are library editions, and she went online to research them.  This led her to my site, where she discovered that I do not have examples of most of her books.  When I learned what Megan has, I was eager to see pictures. 

All photos seen here were taken by Megan Washburn and are of books owned by Megan Washburn.  Megan granted me permission to share the photos of her wonderful books.

Remember that you can click on any photo to see a larger version.

The following photos are of Nancy Drew books that have been rebound in geometric design library bindings.













The above book is The Clue of the Velvet Mask, but the spine has the title as The Glue of the Velvet Mask.  The binderies sometimes misspelled titles on the bindings, and the above book is an amusing example.

Megan also has some Dana Girls books in the geometric design library binding.





My favorites are The Mystery at the Moss-Covered Mansion, The Clue in the Old Album, and both versions of The Clue of the Leaning Chimney.  I love the swirls.

Megan also has a number of the Nancy Drew 1940s Style Library Binding that I do not have, and I will showcase those books in my next post.

2 comments:

Jack C said...

Really neat copies. I don't have room for a set of these, but they are really cool to admire from afar!

accomplishnothingwell.com said...

While going through my mother's collection I came across the Library Geometric Edition for "Nancy's Mysterious Letter." Let me know if you want to see a picture or if you want the book. The pages have seen some serious love. If you want the book, you can have it for the cost of media mail shipping.