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Esprit Jackets

Esprit JacketsThere is a special type of ReproJacket labelled the Esprit. These have been designed for books whose original jackets are distinguished by their absence. Until the early decades of the 20thC, British books were usually issued with a dustwrapper which was very plain and expected to be discarded by its first owner as soon as it was first placed on the library shelf. These books were often highly decorated on their boards, making the original wrapper even more unattractive in comparison. The result is that these books have spent their lives without benefit of jacket, and the Esprit jackets are intended to provide both protection and embellishment for these senior members of our collections.

The jackets have been designed by replicating and restoring the original decorative boards and spine, and using the flaps to include contemporaneous material by way of reviews and advertising matter.

The initial range includes titles by Jane Austen, Kenneth Grahame, Bradley & Palmer and Arthur Ransome. Even if you don't have the books you will want to frame these Esprit ReproJackets!