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Embroidered Dos-a-Dos binding, date and place unknown, but assume early 17th c

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.

Booklet with Scenes of the Passion, carving, ca. 1300; painting, ca. 1310–20 Northern France (carving) and Upper Rhine (painting) Elephant ivory, polychromy, gilding

Booklet with Scenes of the Passion carving ca. painting ca. Culture: North French (carving), Upper Rhenish (painting) Medium: Elephant ivory, polychromy, and gilding

Libro de salmos

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

The bookbindings above are as odd as they are rare - this image is from the Folger Library’s image database of bookbindings. The binding is called “dos-à-dos” (back to back), a type almost exclusively produced in the 16th and 17th centuries.

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.

Interesting Book Binding

a 1756 Bible, separated into two equal parts & then been bound side by side.

Erik Kwakkel • Siamese twins  The bookbindings above are as odd...

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.

gauffered edge - embroidered cloth binding

Embroidered cloth binding: Edge with painting and gauffering Photo: István Borbás/National Library of Sweden

Heraldiek; La maniere et les termes dont il faut se servir en Blasonant (..) - 1704

La maniere et les termes dont il faut se servir en Blasonant (.

Blue and white linen over cord. Author: 	Emmius, Ubbo, 1547-1625 Title: 	Rerum Frisicarum historia. Published: 	Leiden, Netherlands: Louis Elzevir, 1616.

Blue and white linen over cord. Published: Leiden, Netherlands: Louis Elzevir, Location: Rare Books (Ex) Call number: Oversize Spine height: 36 cm

Silver, black wax, lined with black velvet. Dutch binding circa 1610.

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.

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Limoges Gospel Book Cover, Century (Limoges, France) -- originally on wooden boards

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