The Diminishing Craft of Book Making (deprivation of the e-book)
by Michael Zabel
Here are some old-school illustrations, complete with pop-up flaps published almost 100 years ago. Intriguing as well as engaging to the viewer, not to mention standing the test of time pretty handily:
Note the condition of the book binding (poor), while the illustrations are nearly mint condition.
Excellent production quality ensuring the fastening stays secure indefinitely.
I couldn’t believe the quality of these illustrations that were printed almost a century ago. Keep in mind, this was a medical reference book containing twenty volumes combined into one enormous book, and by evaluation of the broken binding on the spine, this one evidently had been employed quite a bit in its day. The condition of the color alone is enough to make one realize that the printed word and image is something that lasts at least one lifetime.