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Binding Wonders of World Engineering

From the beginning, the publishers of Wonders of World Engineering made arrangements for “beautiful binding cases” so the complete set of issues could be bound up like a book. This page gives further information about the binding service. The illustration shows an advert from the back page of part 2 illustrating the style of binding available.

wonders of world engineering binding cases

The advert states “The Publishers are arranging to provide for subscribers particularly attractive Binding Cases at the very low price of 2/- each. As there will be two volumes, the first Binding Case (shown here) will be ready with the concluding issue of Volume One. Further details will be announced later.”

“It is important not to let your weekly parts get soiled or creased; take care of them so that your bound volumes may be as perfect as possible.”

The binding cloth was green, with an embossed design on the front cover, along with the series title and the editor’s name. The lettering on the spine was gilt, including the motif for this volume.

The illustration shown is for an interim design. Note it lacks the paginations for volume one. As with Shipping Wonders of the World, there was a different design on the spine of each volume.

wonders of world engineering binding cases

Later, in volume 2, the design of the binding cases for the second part were released.

Shown here is the advert illustrating the designs for both volumes. Note that the pagination has been added to the bottom of each spine. You will also notice that the design of the spine motif and the embossed illustration on the front covers are different for each volume.