A Brief History on Deckle Edged/Rough Cut books.
Back in the days when books were made with handmade paper, deckled edges were regarded as an imperfection in the paper and bookmaking process, and all edges were cut cleanly.
Around the late 1800s, though, books with rough edges became popular. People appreciated the look and feel of deckled edges, and as a result, the pages of many books were left untrimmed.
Nowadays, our manufactured paper is made with clean edges automatically. BEcause it is processed that way, we have to take extra steps to rough up the edges of a book’s pages.
It’s funny to think that before the 1800s, books were altered to fix the imperfection of rough edges, and these days books are altered to achieve that imperfection to get that classic look!
I’m curious now, which do you prefer?
Deckled edges/a rough cut?
Or clean cut?
These kids painted an entire chapter of Harry Potter onto their wall! This is the chapter from Deathly Hallows, which tells the Tale of the Three Brothers. (Thanks to Nicole for sending this in via email.)
If you could paint a chapter of Harry Potter onto your wall which chapter in the whole series would you choose?
I actually love Venn Diagrams.
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Will you write the next classic?
Will your book, with your name, be added to this monument of the very best?
J-K’s BACK, ALL RIGHT!
that was meant to be sung to the same tune as “Backstreet’s back all right!”
like it was a reference to the Backstreet Boys never mind I’m just a loser