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Re: [BKARTS] Two-Volume Girdle Book

Melanie wrote:

>What period is the binding from? It looks very late medieval...
>Where did you find information on this type of binding?

There are a dozen or so extant examples from the XV and XVI centuries.
There are several variations, including ones with wood board bindings
integral to the structure, ones that books can sleeve into, and "wallet"
style ones with mapfold contents. If you Google girdle book you'll find
quite a few things online. Pamela Spitzmueller teaches workshops in this

I like to go to the libraries with the original artifacts and study them.


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