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English fine binding, 17th century

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.

English Restoration binding, 17th century

An era of brilliantly gold-tooled leather bindings began with the restoration of the monarchy in England in 1660 and the departure from the artistically gloomy days of Oliver Cromwell’s.

Embroidered Binding - Bible: English Authorised (1645-1646) White Satin worked in polychrome silk threads and gold braid and cord, to create a naturalistic representation of a Grape vine: the same design is depicted on both sides. In the centre within an oval of gold braid and cord is a spray of Vine, with two bunches of Grapes, three leaves and a tendril: the fruit and leaves worked in silk threads, and the stem in gold cord. Enclosing the oval is an arabesque...          ...

Embroidered Binding - Bible: English Authorised University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections Sp Coll

16th century embroidered velvet book with scroll and floral pattern. (by Aria Nadii)

century embroidered velvet book with scroll and floral pattern. Collection The British Library. **check out her other pix of Book Covers from the British Library

Bookbinding (Jild-i kitab). 16th century. Leather; painted, embossed, and tooled.

Objects like this bookbinding were typically displayed in open niches in reception rooms of upper-class Syrian residences during the Ottoman period

This early 18th century red goatskin binding, onlaid in black, sparkles with gold leaf. It was bound by the Geometric Compartment Binder ca.1703, probably at the request of the author as a...

lostsplendor: “ Cover of Joseph Gander’s “The glory of Her Sacred Majesty Queen Anne”, c. “This fine binding of red goatskin onlaid in black and gold tooled, was bound by the Geometrical.

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: 2945.1541 Spine height: 17 cm

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

For the love of Books...17th century embroidered velvet Book, London, 1620, The British Library, photo by Aria Nadii via Flickr.

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

This 1550 binding was made by Jörg Bernhard and is one of the many ostentatious bindings which the Elector Ottheinrich (1502-1559) liked so much. +

This 1550 binding was made by Jörg Bernhard and is one of the many ostentatious bindings which the Elector Ottheinrich liked so much.

17th-century English (Cambridge) limp vellum binding with decoration in gilt and hand-colouring. From Gratulatio Academiae Cantabrigiensis de serenissimi principis reditu ex Hispaniis exoptatissimo (Cambridge, 1623).

English (Cambridge) limp vellum binding with decoration in gilt and hand-colouring. From Gratulatio Academiae Cantabrigiensis de serenissimi principis reditu ex Hispaniis exoptatissimo (Cambridge,

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