This elaborate early century English goatskin binding represents the top end of the market. Many hours of work have gone into creating the ornate design and it would have been prepared either for a wealthy client, or for presentation to a person.
An Aldine from the library of the sixteenth-century French book collector Jean Grolier. Author: Virgil Title: Virgilius Published: Venice: Sons of Aldo Manuzio, 1541 Location: Rare Books: Junius Morgan Collection (VRG) Call number: Spine height: 17 cm
A Comfortable Treatise for the reliefe of such as are afflicted in Conscience. embroidered velvet book cover, interlaced, and enlarged in many places. (London, Collection: The British Library ~via Aria Nadii, book cover book covering cover