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How to Cover a Book
 
This page is being used to collect information about the history of the well known method of covering a book. Please contact me if you know any of this information is incorrect or if you have any other information that should be added. Thank you.

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1893

As far as I know this method first appears in 'L'Annee Preparatoire de Travail Manuel' by M P Martin, which was published by Armand Collin & Cie in Paris in 1893 under the title of 'Petit Bateau'.

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A similar method appears:

1904

In 'Guia Practica del Trabajo Manual Educativo' by Ezequiel Solana, which was published by Editorial Magisterio Espa˝ol in Madrid in 1904.

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1923

In 'Trabajos Manuales y Juegos Infantiles' by Francisco Blanch, which was published by I. G. Seix y Barral Hermanos S.A.- Editores in Barcelona in 1923.

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1961

Methods showing how to cover a book and a magazine appear in 'Wir Falten' by Joachim Sch÷nherr and Gerta Schumann, which was published by Rudolf Arnold Verlag in Leipzig in 1961.

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Das Einschlagen von Buchern - How to Cover a Book

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