Books and Manuscripts up to 1600

The start of an investigation into what books & manuscripts might have been available to a cultured (and wealthy!) reader in the 16th century.
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Binding of the Queen Mary Psalter, c. 1553-1558, Royal 2 B. vii  (The Queen Mary Psalter is no simple prayer book; it contains a nearly unparalleled programme of illumination, all designed and executed by a single artist). Antique Books, Book Covers, Queen, Vintage Books, Rare Books, Medieval Manuscript, Ancient Books, Treasures, Bookbinding
Binding of the Queen Mary Psalter, c. 1553-1558, Royal 2 B. vii (The Queen Mary Psalter is no simple prayer book; it contains a nearly unparalleled programme of illumination, all designed and executed by a single artist).
early embroidery - Embroidery was treasured in the medieval and early modern period. This embroidered bejewelled bookbinding once belonged to Elizabeth I Art Nouveau, Vintage, Altered Books, Crazy Quilting, Vintage Book Covers, Quilting, Vintage Book
early embroidery
early embroidery - Embroidery was treasured in the medieval and early modern period. This embroidered bejewelled bookbinding once belonged to Elizabeth I
16th-century Elizabethan embroidered binding (Aa.6.52)  A binding of embroidered velvet with the badge of Queen Elizabeth I on an anti-Catholic treatise, The castle of Christianitie by Lewis Evans (London, 1568)  St. John's College Cambridge Illustrators, Antique Textiles, Medieval Embroidery, Antiquarian Books, Jacobean Embroidery, St John's
16th-century Elizabethan embroidered binding (Aa.6.52) A binding of embroidered velvet with the badge of Queen Elizabeth I on an anti-Catholic treatise, The castle of Christianitie by Lewis Evans (London, 1568) St. John's College Cambridge
The bible of Elizabeth Ist, 1583 The most decorative, and in many ways the finest, of all the remaining embroidered books of the time of Elizabeth is now at the Bodleian Library at Oxford. It is one of the 'Francis Douce' Bibles, printed in London in 1583 and probably bound about the same time. It was the property of the Queen herself, and is bound in crimson velvet, measuring 42,5 by 30 cm Tudor, Miniature, Art, Embroidery, Motifs De Broderie, Kunst, Medieval, Ancient
The bible of Elizabeth Ist, 1583 The most decorative, and in many ways the finest, of all the remaining embroidered books of the time of Elizabeth is now at the Bodleian Library at Oxford. It is one of the 'Francis Douce' Bibles, printed in London in 1583 and probably bound about the same time. It was the property of the Queen herself, and is bound in crimson velvet, measuring 42,5 by 30 cm
Cromwell's Family Bible - 16th Century - In the margins appear the autographs of Anna Cromwell, Carina Cromwell, Henry Cromwell, Elizabeth Cromwell, and Richard Cromwell. Anne Boleyn, Royals, Tudor History, Henry Viii, Cromwell Thomas, The Tudor, Century
Cromwell's family bible:16th century
Cromwell's Family Bible - 16th Century - In the margins appear the autographs of Anna Cromwell, Carina Cromwell, Henry Cromwell, Elizabeth Cromwell, and Richard Cromwell.
16th century embroidered velvet book with scroll and floral pattern Embroidered velvet book with scroll and floral pattern. Orationis Dominic: explicatio (Geneva, 1583), collection: The British Library Old Books, Antiques
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16th century embroidered velvet book with scroll and floral pattern Embroidered velvet book with scroll and floral pattern. Orationis Dominic: explicatio (Geneva, 1583), collection: The British Library
Girdle Book Victoria And Albert Museum - British Galleries Museums, Antiquities, 16th Century, Historical Artifacts, Antique Jewelry
16C Girdle Book
Girdle Book Victoria And Albert Museum - British Galleries
Astuccio porta libro/ Medieval book case Archaeology, Medieval Books, Library, Book Box
Astuccio porta libro/ Medieval book case
Bookbinding from the workshop of Louis XII and Francis I (15th-16th centuries) Book Of Hours, Illuminated Manuscript, Antiquarian
L'ATELIER DES RELIURES LOUIS XII et FRANÇOIS Ier - Interlaced pinapples - ananas entrelacés
Bookbinding from the workshop of Louis XII and Francis I (15th-16th centuries)
Book of Hours, made in Flanders in the 15th century, red velvet textile embroidered with silk & silver was probably added in Belgium or England. Books, Tela, Flickr, Photos, Cover Art
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Book of Hours, made in Flanders in the 15th century, red velvet textile embroidered with silk & silver was probably added in Belgium or England.
Book of Common Prayer (London: Christopher Barker, 1586) Embroidered with silver cord and thread, this rare surviving example of textile binding features red velvet covers decorated with spangles Inspiration, Red Velvet, Book Of Common Prayer, Book Binding
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Book of Common Prayer (London: Christopher Barker, 1586) Embroidered with silver cord and thread, this rare surviving example of textile binding features red velvet covers decorated with spangles
1578.Title page of Obras de música para tecla, arpa y vihuela (Madrid, 1578), a collection of music by Antonio de Cabezón (c. 1510-1566), published posthumously by his son Hernando de Cabezón. Trips, Madrid, Antigua, Antonio, Viajes, Burgos
1578.Title page of Obras de música para tecla, arpa y vihuela (Madrid, 1578), a collection of music by Antonio de Cabezón (c. 1510-1566), published posthumously by his son Hernando de Cabezón.
Another common type of embroidered book cover, especially in the 15th and 16th centuries, is worked on plain velvet, usually a dark color, with twisted gold cord and bits of gold and silver “purl” or wire. Bible for Henry VIII King Henry Viii, King Henry
Another common type of embroidered book cover, especially in the 15th and 16th centuries, is worked on plain velvet, usually a dark color, with twisted gold cord and bits of gold and silver “purl” or wire. Bible for Henry VIII
English embroidered book cover,1583 Renaissance Embroidery, Book Cover, Embroidered, Book Art
English embroidered book cover,1583
precious 16th century embroidered prayer book with embroidered decorative binding in the collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library. The rare book volume includes bible Psalms and the cover is embroidered with silver thread, gold thread, and tiny pearls. Photograph by Nathan Benn taken with kind permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library in 1986. From http://www.shakespearelibraryimages.com/stock_photography_images/folger-shakespeare-library-2/?pid=125
precious 16th century embroidered prayer book with embroidered decorative binding in the collection of the Folger Shakespeare Library. The rare book volume includes bible Psalms and the cover is embroidered with silver thread, gold thread, and tiny pearls. Photograph by Nathan Benn taken with kind permission of the Folger Shakespeare Library in 1986. From http://www.shakespearelibraryimages.com/stock_photography_images/folger-shakespeare-library-2/?pid=125