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Book Cover from Iviron Monastery  14th/15th cent.

Book Cover from Iviron Monastery 14th/15th cent.

The Codex Millenarius Minor contains the texts of the Gospels and a list of books of the monastery from the 11th Century. The cover is from the end of the 16th Century.

The Codex Millenarius Minor contains the texts of the Gospels and a list of books of the monastery from the 11th Century. The cover is from the end of the 16th Century.

Gospel. Late 15th century

Gospel. Late 15th century

Book cover from St. Paul, Lavanttal, Carinthia. 1260s.

Book cover from St. Paul, Lavanttal, Carinthia. 1260s.

LIMOGES GOSPEL Book Cover. (Limoges, France, ca.13th century). Christ & Gospel figures. White rock crystals. Beautifully colored champlevé enamel. Copper gilt plate w/h scrollwork in silver gilt added in the 19th century.  Photo enhanced to show detail. Love the peacock blues! Gorgeous books like this make me wish I were a royal librarian!

LIMOGES GOSPEL Book Cover. (Limoges, France, ca.13th century). Christ & Gospel figures. White rock crystals. Beautifully colored champlevé enamel. Copper gilt plate w/h scrollwork in silver gilt added in the 19th century. Photo enhanced to show detail. Love the peacock blues! Gorgeous books like this make me wish I were a royal librarian!

Treasure Binding. LINDAU GOSPELS, back cover (8th century Anglo-Saxon work) © The Morgan Library, New York, NY, USA. (Photo edited to show detail. See original at link.)  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindau_Gospels  ... [Do not remove caption. Crediting the copyright holder is required by law]  Promote our Museums & encourage them to share their treasures! Identify the artwork, artist & holding museum.  Link directly to the Museum's site.

Treasure Binding. LINDAU GOSPELS, back cover (8th century Anglo-Saxon work) © The Morgan Library, New York, NY, USA. (Photo edited to show detail. See original at link.) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lindau_Gospels ... [Do not remove caption. Crediting the copyright holder is required by law] Promote our Museums & encourage them to share their treasures! Identify the artwork, artist & holding museum. Link directly to the Museum's site.

The Blue Fairy Book

The Blue Fairy Book

Benedictional, Germany, mid-15th century. This 15th century binding shows the care and craftsmanship that went into the production of manuscript books. This manual would have had to withstand frequent handling for liturgical services. The metal bosses on its elaborately tooled leather cover were designed to absorb most of the wear. Evolution of the Medieval Book

Benedictional, Germany, mid-15th century. This 15th century binding shows the care and craftsmanship that went into the production of manuscript books. This manual would have had to withstand frequent handling for liturgical services. The metal bosses on its elaborately tooled leather cover were designed to absorb most of the wear. Evolution of the Medieval Book

Book cover to "Hymni et cursus de St. Stephano", Bavaria, 12th/13th century; ivory (St. Stephen) and silver (Mary and eight virgins).

Book cover to "Hymni et cursus de St. Stephano", Bavaria, 12th/13th century; ivory (St. Stephen) and silver (Mary and eight virgins).

Gospel Cover with filigree apron (the contribution of Prince Repnin to the Holy Trinity Monastery in 1695). Apron - silver, filigree, enamel on filigree.

Gospel Cover with filigree apron (the contribution of Prince Repnin to the Holy Trinity Monastery in 1695). Apron - silver, filigree, enamel on filigree.

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