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Harvard Law School Library (curated by Karen Beck and Mary Person)
The Caspersen Room (Level 4 of the Library)
Langdell Hall 481 / 1545 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA
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Beautiful bindings from the Harvard Law School Library's Historical & Special Collections. The books on view come from different countries and centuries. They are bound in a wide variety of materials, including leather, vellum, printed paper, gilt paper, even blue velvet.  Some of the bindings are original, dating back to the time the book was first published.  Others were rebound more recently, giving a new lease on life to the pages within.  And a few were rebound specifically to appear ancient, but are in fact more modern than they appear at first glance.