Book of poems from Kashmir, 13th century.

Islamic manuscript cover from India. Collection of poems (divan), Lacquer binding, Walters Art Museum Ms.

from these hands...: Embroidered Book Covers

England The Holy Bible Owner: James II, King of England With 2 pairs of red ribbon ties

The Three Little Kittens

By R M Balantine. London: T Nelson & Sons, Peternoster Row Edinburgh and New York 1891 - Rare Books

Known as the “Five-Part Diptych” because each panel is divided into five plates, this beautifully carved Gospel book cover dates from the late 5th or early 6th century and was probably made in Ravenna. There are notable similarities in the iconography with 5th-century sarcophagi and early 6th-century mosaics of Christ in Sant’Apollinare Nuovo. It may have been a gift from the Byzantine emperor. By the 12th century it was no longer used as a book cover, but in the Vespers liturg

Known as the “Five-Part Diptych” because each panel is divided into five plates, this beautifully carved Gospel book cover dates from the late or early century and was probably made in.

'Book of Hours of Catherine de Medici' Black morocco leather and plated enamel locks Binder unknown, 1565

‘Book of Hours of Catherine de Medici’ Black morocco leather and plated enamel locks Binder unknown, 1565 (via: rockingfundas)

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