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The archaeology of medieval bookbinding

Author: Ján Alexander Szirmai
Publisher: Aldershot : Ashgate, c ©1999.
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A study of the history of bookbinding, focusing primarily on the physical aspects of the binding and its construction principles. It surveys the evolution of binding structures from the introduction  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ján Alexander Szirmai
ISBN: 0859679047 9780859679046
OCLC Number: 185502527
Description: xvi, 352 s. : illustrations diagram, table ; 26 cm
Contents: Contents: Part One: The Mediterranean Heritage: The first single-quire Coptic codices; The first multi-quire Coptic codices; Late Coptic codices; The Ethiopian codex; The Islamic codex; Byzantine codices; Part Two: The Medieval Codex in the Western World: Carolingian bindings; Romanesque bindings; Gothic bindings; Limp bindings; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: J.A. Szirmai.


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