Collapsible Integral Cradle

A discussion of collapsible cradles recently reminded me of this, which I made years and years ago. A simple adaption of the folding boxboard cradles that were our standard for exhibition, this one is pieces of binder's board with the right amount of space in the joints to fold, and a strip of linen tape around the spine area to hold it in shape (for a stab-sewn book). The drop-spine box was measured for the cradle collapsed around the book, so they're stored together, and the cradle stands in the box for safe viewing of the book. 

Sorry for the image quality; they're really old!