The Decorated Bindings in Marsh's Library, Dublin
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Title: The Decorated Bindings in Marsh's Library, Dublin
ISBN: 0754606112
ISBN13: 978-0754606116
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Pages: 152 pages
Publisher: Routledge (March 28, 2004)
Language: English
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Size PDF version: 1598 kb
Size EPUB version: 1557 kb
Subcategory: Social Sciences




Among the many books in original bindings in Marsh's Library, Dublin, a surprisingly large number are in decorated blind- or gold-tooled, calf, pigskin or goatskin bindings, which date from the 15th to the 19th centuries. The bindings come from all over Europe, ranging from Ireland to eastern Europe. While most were made in England, some fine and interesting examples from Germany, Italy, France, Spain and Holland are also included. In this volume, leading scholar Mirjam Foot first gives an overview of how books were bound by hand and then describes the bindings by country of origin, within each section treating them chronologically and by type of decoration. The detailed descriptions of the bindings are illustrated with 52 black and white photos and 8 colour plates.