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How to Cover a Book
This page attempts to record what is known about the origin and history of the well known method of How to Cover 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.


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'.


A similar method appears in 'Guia Practica del Trabajo Manual Educativo' by Ezequiel Solana, which was published by Editorial Magisterio Espaņol in Madrid in 1904.