For me, a wonderful bonus in such books is the endpapers - the pages at the front and back of a book. Antique books frequently had marbled endpapers, which I use often in collages (if you are thinking of pitching old books, let me know if they have cool endpapers, because I'm always looking for more). Here's a peek at three of the endpapers I found, and below them, a few images that show how endpapers have been used in my collages …
|From "The Living World," Samuel Walker & Co. (1880)|
|From "The Century Dictionary & Encyclopedia, Vol X:|
The Century Atlas of the World" (1904)
|From "Engineering: An Illustrated Weekly Journal,|
Vol. CXXXVII - Jan.-June 1934." London.
|In "Plate 25," the endpaper serves as a table cloth.|
|The entire foreground of "Take Me Away:1" |
and "Take Me Away: 2" is an endpaper
from a 1920s edition of "Pinocchio."
|"Classic 14-Layer Marble Cake" is a tower of marbled|
papers, half of which are endpapers.