Handmade Journal with Waves cut out of Japanese Chiyogami paper by bookbinder Ruth Bleakley

I love this idea for FLOW: 30 Day Journal Project - a Handmade Journal with Waves cut out of Japanese Chiyogami paper by bookbinder Ruth Bleakley(Diy Paper Projects)

1590 Round Book A book Round. It was bound in 1590 or so as a gift to the Prince and Bishop Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn (1545-1617) (University Library, Würzburg, Germany)

For the love of Books.Round Book, bound in 1590 or so as a gift to the Prince and Bishop Julius Echter von Mespelbrunn, University Library, Würzburg, Germany.

Codex Rotundus. It is a small book of hours (9 cm diameter) made in Bruges in 1480.

The “Codex Rotundus” owes its name to its round shape. It is a small book of hours cm diameter) made in Bruges in Thumbnails are most likely from the workshop of Dutchman Willem Date illuminator (active from 1450 to (Hildesheim Cathedral Library, Germany)

Fleur de Lys-shaped Book of Hours, 18 x 8 cm. Likely created in Paris circa 1553. Contains eleven lobe-shaped miniatures. Sold by Christie's on June 6, 2006 for $28,000. Only one other manuscript of this format from the same period has been recorded (in Leon Gruel's "Manuel historique et bibliographique de L'amateur de reliures," 1905, II, pp.9-11, pl.G), and that particular work was made for Diane de Poitiers and Henry II.

For the Books.Fleur de Lys-shaped Book of Hours, 18 x 8 cm, likely created in Paris, ca. contains eleven lobe-shaped miniatures, sold by Christie's.

heart-shaped prayer book "book of hours". This is a well known real book that has been included in an illumination.

Young Man Holding a Book, detail - Master of the View of Sainte Gudule , ca. oil on wood.

❤The Old Woman who Lived in a Shoe

Graham and Brown 57218 Darcy Wallpaper, Pearl

A stillroom book would contain recipes, family health information, treatments tried, but also notes and inspirations, things of importance to the household, anything and everything that would be meaningful to the next generation.  These books were handed down the maternal line and were prized possessions, some were even later published.

Rare century book on botany on display at the Herbarium library of London's Royal Botanic Gardens.

French medieval song book, c. 1475. ::Via Medieval Thedas.

French music book, circa This heart-shaped songbook — the Chansonnier Cordiforme, also known as the Chansonnier de Jean de Montchenu, consists of seventy-two parchment folios, in a heart shaped leather binding that opens to a double heart shape.

The opening folio of the Hengwrt Chaucer manuscript The Hengwrt Chaucer manuscript is an early 15th century manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, held in the National Library of Wales, in Aberystwyth,

The opening folio of the Hengwrt Chaucer manuscript. The Hengwrt Chaucer manuscript is an early century manuscript of the Canterbury Tales, held in the National Library of Wales, in Aberystwyth,

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval manuscript,1325-1340), f171v / The medieval imagination never fails to delight... /A Journey Through Medieval Life octavia.net

Detail from The Luttrell Psalter, British Library Add MS 42130 (medieval / The medieval imagination never fails to delight. /A Journey Through Medieval Life

Nicolaus de Lyra, Postillae in Prophetas, Utrecht, 1423-1425. Ms. 252 | Utrecht University Library, The Netherlands. Each of the six wings represents a Christian virtue: confessio (confession) and satisfactio (penance after confession), mundicio carnis (purity of body) and puritas mentis (purity of mind), dilectio christi (charity) and dilectio Dei (love of God).

speciesbarocus: Nicolaus de Lyra - Postillae in Prophetas (c. Illumination by Master of Otto van Moerdrecht.

medieval manuscript in the collection of Utrecht University Library, the Netherlands

Images of medieval manuscripts in the collection of Utrecht University Library

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