Sergio Merlo

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Jailed books Medieval books were incredibly expensive. When placed in a public place, for example in a cathedral or public library, they were often chained to the lectern or bookshelf on which they were placed (as you can see in this blog about Zutphen’s chained library). It turned the book into a prisoner. The chain and the book-attachment are almost always clunky, the chains usually rattly. Reading a book like this was a challenging and particularly noisy affair! It was not ...

erikkwakkel: “ Jailed books Medieval books were incredibly expensive. When placed in a public place, for example in a cathedral or public library, they were often chained to the lectern or bookshelf.

Tommaso da Kempis - Norimberga 1494

“ Thomas a Kempis. Nuremberg, Folger Shakespeare Library: This volume, one of a very few existing examples of a chain binding, still retains the remnant of the hand-wrought chain which fastened it securely to a shelf. At the time of the.

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Bellissima legatura tedesca del 1616 per un libro coevo di storia. Realizzata in pelle di vitello con due fermagli e con il taglio anteriore dipinto e cesellato in oro. Biblioteca Università di Rostock, Germania.

Bellissima legatura tedesca del 1616 per un libro coevo di storia. Realizzata in pelle di vitello con due fermagli e con il taglio anteriore dipinto e cesellato in oro. Biblioteca Università di Rostock, Germania.

Book with the supralibros of Sigismund II Augustus ("Augustini Eugubini Cosmopeia" by Jacob Ziegler) by Anonymous from Kraków, 1549, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

Book with the supralibros of Sigismund II Augustus ("Augustini Eugubini Cosmopeia" by Jacob Ziegler) by Anonymous from Kraków, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin

LINSCHOTEN (Jan Huyghen van) Navigatio ac Itinerarium in orientalem sive lusitanorum indiam descriptiones eiusdem terrae ac tractuum littoralium [...]. La Haye, Ex officinâ Alberti Henrici. Impensis Authoris… - Binoche et Giquello - 21/10/2015

LINSCHOTEN (Jan Huyghen van) Navigatio ac Itinerarium in orientalem sive lusitanorum indiam descriptiones eiusdem terrae ac tractuum littoralium [. La Haye, Ex officinâ Alberti Henrici. Impensis Authoris… - Binoche et Giquello -

Reliure de : Andreae Vesalii,... Epistola [ad Joachimum Roelants], rationem modumque propinandi radicis Chynae decocti, quo nuper... Carolus V. imperator usus est, pertractans ; et praeter alia quaedam, epistolae cujusdam ad Jacobum Sylvium sententiam recensens, veritatis ac potissimum humanae fabricae studiosis perutilem ; quum qui hactenus in illa nimium Galeno creditum sit, facile commonstret. Accessit quoque locuples rerum et verborum in hac ipsa epistola memorabilium index... [A…

Reliure de : Andreae Vesalii,... Epistola [ad Joachimum Roelants], rationem modumque propinandi radicis Chynae decocti, quo nuper... Carolus V. imperator usus est, pertractans ; et praeter alia quaedam, epistolae cujusdam ad Jacobum Sylvium sententiam recensens, veritatis ac potissimum humanae fabricae studiosis perutilem ; quum qui hactenus in illa nimium Galeno creditum sit, facile commonstret. Accessit quoque locuples rerum et verborum in hac ipsa epistola memorabilium index... [A…

Reliure de : Contenta in hoc opere : Sextus philosophus platonicus de Medicina animalium bestiarum, pecorum et avium, cum scholiis Gabrielis Humelbergii,... | Gallica

Reliure de : Contenta in hoc opere : Sextus philosophus platonicus de Medicina animalium bestiarum, pecorum et avium, cum scholiis Gabrielis Humelbergii,... | Gallica

Cicero, Marcus Tullius. Epistolæ familiares, diligentius quam quæ hactenus exierunt, emendatæ. Pauli Manutii scholia, etc Venice, Italy 1540 Full goatskin binding with blind and gold tooling. Binder: Andrea di Lorenzo (formally known as the Mendoza Binder)

The site provides an online source of information and a finding aid to bookbindings in the British Library.