Yale University Library
Medieval and early modern manuscripts
Bookbinding terms, materials, methods and models
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Publisher: Yale University Library, Yale
This booklet covers the materials and processes used to produce early books including sections on wood, leather, skin, parchment and vellum, and descriptions of different binding techniques. It is well-illustrated with original images and diagrams, has an extremely useful section on terminology with accompanying labelled diagrams, and a good bibliography. It covers the period from c.800 CE to 1420 CE.