Today it’s all about the Yapp!  Here is a three volume set of Livy’s History of Rome printed in Amsterdam by Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios in 1664 and edited by the German scholar Johann Fredrich Gronovius.  This set is bound in vellum with lovely yapps at the foreedge.  Yapps were widely used in early modern binding.  (To see another yapp in action check out this Staxpeditions video!)

I just learned how to make a yapp at the uicb!  Here is a model I made out of department office supplies!

Cheers!

-Jillian P.

PA6452 .A2 1664

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    check out that yapp!
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    This and the OUP Tumblr are my favourites, seriously.
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    Apparently stiff vellum yapp edges can make books pop off the shelves unexpectedly….?
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