Friday, August 19, 2005

Embroidered Bookbindings 

The British Library has been working on a database of bookbindings in their collections and had made it available for view in the rare books reading room. Now it is available to everyone on their site. It has remarkable images and precise descriptions.

To find all the embroidered bindings just do a little search on "embroidered" once you click through on the link.

They even have an excellent image of a cover replicated beautifully by one of my students/friends Sharon. The late king would have been pleased with her rendition, but I know she wishes the image had been online earlier.

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