Beautiful Bookbinding

The Royal National Library of The Netherlands has a collection of over a thousand hand-bound books dating back as far as 800 years. A portion of those books have been converted to digital images, and BibliOdyssey has posted thirteen of the nicest. The book shown is a 1914 edition of Das Unheimliche Buch. Link

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How is it not still enchanting and beautiful?

People are remarking on the similarity, and hell this could be where Rowling got the idea in the first place! In fact it makes it even more enchanting, because obviously if it was true then she thought the image and idea were striking.
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In my opinion, the reference being made to Harry Potter seriously underrates the enchanting beauty of it. In 1914, little things like this were still very organic and real.
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