Via the H.V.Morton blog, named after the South African travel writer, I learn of a novel thing.
How many of us have old hardbacks, bought second-hand, where the dust jackets have long since gone? The colourful dust jackets of H.V. Morton’s travel books on my shelves are long gone, leaving only a bible-black cloth cover, which is, to say the least, uninviting.
But what if you could buy a new dust-jacket? A reproduction of the original, with the colours restored?
Well, an enterprising gentleman has set up a website called Reprojackets to do just that. Here is an example of his work, the original and his colour corrected version:
The range is, perhaps inevitably, a limited one. The price is high, but then how many will he sell?
A remarkable spot of private enterprise, which can only benefit us all.