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November 22, 2005

Hand Bookbindings

Portable book

Hand Bookbindings: Plain and Simple to Grand and Glorious. The on-line display of that Princeton University’s Firestone Library exhibition of over two hundred bindings, divided thematically into twenty-six categories. While conventional wisdom holds that books cannot be judged by their covers, visitors had a chance to do just that from the most humble of volumes to the most luxurious; from the monastic manuscripts of the twelfth century to the special editions of the twentieth. I chose the image of that curious portable book, used in the late Middle Ages, but the prettiest covers are on Embroidered Bindings pages.

Posted by Bibi at November 22, 2005 03:57 PM in Books , History

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