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52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 24

Thorlak’s Bible, the second edition of the Bible in Icelandic, bound in contemporary leather with beautiful clasps and endpapers I stumbled across this fascinating book while I was photographing the library’s copy of…

52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 23

Large 17th centry Saints’ Lives bound in blind rolled pigskin with a Monastic inscription This week’s binding gem comes from one of the greatest untapped collections in the Department of Special Collections: the r17…

52 Weeks of Fantastic Bindings: Week 22

A 16th century German book bound in 19th century British Paisley cloth This one is a bit of a mystery. As I was re-shelving some books last week, the pattern of the fabric used to cover this book caught my eye. Image…