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
The Copiale Cipher is a 105 pages manuscript containing all in all around 75 000 characters. Beautifully bound in green and gold brocade paper, written on high quality paper with two different watermarks, the manuscript can be dated back to