BINDING, Dos-a-dos -- The Book of Common Prayer. London: Bonham Norton and John Bill, [Bound with:] The New Testament. London: Bonham Norton and John Bill, 2 volumes in one, x Book of Common Prayer imperfect.
Psalm book, small size is typical of Scandinavian Lutheran texts; the colored bookbinding, however, is quite unusual; the binding probably dates from the rule of King Frederic V of Denmark between 1746 and 1766
Siamese twins The bookbindings above are as odd as they are rare. encountered while browsing Folger Library’s image database of bookbindings. The binding is called “dos-à-dos” (back to back), a type almost exclusively produced in the and centuries.
five volumes. "image above is a unification of no less than seven devotional works printed by the same printer (Feichtinger, Lintz, showing that the constructions could also encompass much more than just two texts.
Silver Filigree Book Bindings During the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, silver bookbindings were made to cover the personal copies of small bibles, songbooks and prayerbooks belonging to the upper classes.