Yet Another Largest Book in the World

International Bookbinder, Vol 19, No. 1, January 1918, p. 4

To bind, or build, the biggest book in the world. It is a reoccuring theme in bookbinding, perhaps only matched by the desire to bind, or more commonly write, the smallest book. The account book pictured above was made as a patriotic advertisement for “Victory” war loans. It is of interest because of its seeming accuracy in proportions. It is 16 feet high, 10 feet wide, and in a half red cowhide binding with corduroy sides and nonpareil page edges. The book has a joint four inches wide, and hubs (these are called hubs on account books, bands on other books) nine and a half inches wide. The lettering is twenty nine inches high and painted in gold.

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