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Book by Martin Luther (Von den Jueden und Jren Luegen), Wittemberg, 1543. With a woodcut border by Lucas Cranach.

Martin Luther, “Von den Jüden und jren Lügen” (On the Jews and their Lies) Wittemberg, This beautifully crafted book with a woodcut border by Lucas Cranach belonged to the collection of texts written by Christian Hebraists donated to the LBI by Mr.

1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden

book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden BOOK LOVE

arteziletras: Livro de evangelhos copta

Coptic binding, circa 650 – removed from an illuminated manuscript on parchment of the Four Gospels attributed to the Monastery of Holy.

Thomas a Kempis. Opera.  Nuremberg, 1494. 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 publication of this book in the 1490s, books were so valuable that they were often chained in place to foil thieves.

uncertaintimes: “ 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.

Bound Bible with decorated cut by Albert Magnus, 1670, Foreedge painting, via Bijzondere Collecties.

Beautiful old books: Bound Bible with decorated cut by Albert Magnus, 1670

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