Do you like hidden treasure? Finding a little something extra that you didn’t know you had? I do so I was really tickled to discover spare spine labels. So far I’ve only discovered three but I never knew what to look for before. I can’t find anything written about this so at the moment its all a bit of a treasure hunt.
Below is an example of a pretty destroyed book but look at how lovey the book cloth is, also lovely publishers crest / bookplate featuring unicorns. And there hiding in the back is the spare book label.
Athletes of God, Shirley Hughson. Philip Allan. 1930
So, do you have any? I’d love to see them. Can you add the publisher and the year. One embedded in the adverts would be cool.