Islamic binding Photo: István Borbás/National Library of Sweden Oriental full leather binding with a flap, ca. 1650. The book belonged to a Turk captured in Argos in 1686 by Kristoffer Ekeblad, a soldier with the Venetian forces.
This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique from the 1690s. It belongs to the National Library’s Huseby Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug. Her name and the year 1692 are engraved on the inside of the clasps.
"Kopert" or limp vellum binding: Reinforced spine Photo: István Borbás/National Library of Sweden Limp vellum binding with a reinforced spine of brown leather. Prague 1398. The manuscript is doubtless part of the spoils from the storming of Prague in 1648.