Friday, March 05, 2021

The bullies of the library

A Library subscriber mentioned yesterday that he thought the Library editions were every bit as beautiful as the Libraria editions, so I thought it was only fair to give them their moment in the sun. This was our first attempt to utilize red cowhide in the vein of the Franklin Library Shakespeare collection, and although it took a little more tweaking than usual, the end result was very satisfactory. The endpapers, in particular, are fantastic.

The front covers, which feature the hoplite and legionary helmets, are also very striking, and the detail on the two soldiers on the spines turned out better than we were expecting.

I ordered another 630 square feet of Italian goatskin today, which is the largest order we've placed to date. The Libraria editions of Arts of Dark and Light, which includes Summa Elvetica, will be dark green. The Libraria edition of Heidi will be the bright red of the Swiss flag. Both colors should look spectacular with the 22k gold.

Both volumes of Plutarch, in both editions, are now available at Arkhaven for non-subscribers. The Libraria edition of Summa Elvetica is also available, but there are only 49 left in stock.

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Blogger Silly but True March 05, 2021 2:34 PM  

6 million goats were murdered in the Libraria holocaust.

Blogger J8ke D March 05, 2021 2:56 PM  

That is true, but at least the Jericho goats were able to establish a “home state”, in Northern NY, as a result of it.

Also, there will be no less than 4 movies a year in Hollywood, depicting the Libraria holocaust, including “Schindler’s Herd” and “The Goats Who Stare At Men”.

Blogger JG March 05, 2021 2:59 PM  

The real question is whether you've signed all 1250 copies of Summa Elvetica yet, and if so, is your hand still functional?

Blogger Azimus March 05, 2021 3:20 PM  

This project turned business, though small in scale, is such a boost because it tells me that if you've got an idea, enough determination, and the good will of Italian goatherders, nothing can keep a man from achieving his goals and dreams!

Now make a snakeskin book. Just try I dare you.

Blogger stevo March 05, 2021 3:37 PM  

Every goat gave their life gladly for a higher purpose

Blogger B-Rex March 05, 2021 3:49 PM  

beautiful. but make me wonder, do italian goats baaa with their hands?

Blogger Matthew March 05, 2021 3:53 PM  

Front endpapers for Volume I

Blogger Doktor Jeep March 05, 2021 3:53 PM  

There is but one kind of goatskin that can make for the most epic editions.
Alas the goats are guarded by a bear.

Blogger Unknown March 05, 2021 4:02 PM  

Owen's gonna be playing only sad songs tonight on piano stream because of mean book making man.

Blogger Jeroth March 05, 2021 4:09 PM  

I'm not in a position to start collecting fancy books, but I really wish I could see both in person. I have absolutely no idea what flipping through a five hundred dollar book might look and feel like, but I'd love to find out.

Blogger Hezekiah Garrett March 05, 2021 4:48 PM  

Have you considered printing the 1611 edition KJV?

Blogger M. Bibliophile March 05, 2021 4:51 PM  

Do the Germans have an overly long and angry sounding word for "book lust?" Because I have it, and I have it bad. Those are a work of art and I can't wait for my copies! My dad won't stop laughing when he remembers how much I griped about reading Plutarch when I was about 11, but it will be more than worth it.

Blogger Doktor Jeep March 05, 2021 5:04 PM  

It was 9 goats and it was a rollerblading accident

Blogger Autarky Bear March 05, 2021 5:07 PM  

I think Vox is having a little too much fun with turning goats into books, but hey everyone's got to have their thing. The books to look amazing, I'm excited to see where you go next.

Blogger Unknown March 05, 2021 5:29 PM  

I am glad I pieced Durant's Civilization series together before it gets burned. We have a huge complex in Detroit, King Books, in a three story former auto plant. It is near a ghetto area but has every used book ever in it.

Blogger FUBARwest March 05, 2021 6:14 PM  

Black and gold is a tiny bit more striking than red and gold, but I'll be happy once my red and gold editions of Plutarch arrive. Absolutely beautiful books.

Blogger Gettimothy March 05, 2021 6:34 PM  

F. Scott Fitzgerald : "The red room bled light"

Anne Rice : "In the winter of my twenty first year, I set out alone on horseback to slay a pack of wolves"

Vox Day: "I ordered another 630 square feet of Italian goatskin today "

All three plead for a capable film noir director.

Mel Gibson, we all know you will be the best of the genre; Christ Himself will applaud your rendition of His Passion.

Blogger Matt March 05, 2021 6:35 PM  

Speaking of books, if y'all are bored the American Library Association has a page where you can report attempts at censorship. It won't accomplish anything, but it's *fun* to report them to themselves.

Blogger Macs March 05, 2021 6:41 PM  

Just looking at that picture makes my blood lightly burn burn with lust of battle, can hardly imagine reading the story of Caesar's final show-down against Pompey in that tome!

Blogger VD March 05, 2021 6:43 PM  

I have absolutely no idea what flipping through a five hundred dollar book might look and feel like, but I'd love to find out.

You can actually acquire these monsters for $150. $100 if you're a subscriber.

Blogger Tom K March 05, 2021 7:21 PM  

The goat skins went to the books. The goat meat went to our bellies. Order and balance in the Universe was restored.

Blogger Mamabear37 March 05, 2021 8:17 PM  

The autopsy revealed one goat died of a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head, the other goats died of covid.

Blogger DrivingDissent March 05, 2021 9:31 PM  

I find Vox's exploitation of fascist to print books extremely disturbing. Physical books are clear subversion of the Great Reset.

Blogger R Devere March 06, 2021 6:03 PM  

Small detail, but it's driving me crazy:

For multi-volume sets please show them with Volume One on the left! We're not Hebrews!

Blogger VD March 06, 2021 8:28 PM  

For multi-volume sets please show them with Volume One on the left!

No. Your OCD is no one else's problem.

Blogger Philipski March 06, 2021 11:17 PM  

Truly, the greatest concentration of mentally ill folk (I am in a Midwest liberal college town, though) that I have ever worked with, was during the period when I worked at the town’s fab, five-star piblic library. I still have PTSD, nearly five years later & working mostly in solitary, it was basically a walking college course in Narcissism, or at least as useful as a Y.T. “psychologist”’s videos on the subject... Blah!

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