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This 1550 binding was made by Jörg Bernhard and is one of the many ostentatious bindings which the Elector Ottheinrich (1502-1559) liked so much.

This 1550 binding was made by Jörg Bernhard and is one of the many ostentatious bindings which the Elector Ottheinrich (1502-1559) liked so much.

Photo: István Borbás/National Library of Sweden This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique from the 1690s. It belong...

Photo: István Borbás/National Library of Sweden This binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique from the 1690s. It belong...

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.

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.

Armorial Binding from the Library of King George III. THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. London, Printed by Mark Baskett, and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett, M.DCCLXVI (1766).

Armorial Binding from the Library of King George III. THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. London, Printed by Mark Baskett, and by the Assigns of Robert Baskett, M.DCCLXVI (1766).

Photo: István Borbás/National Library of Sweden Blind-tooled binding with roller stamp decoration. Mid-16th century. Reformationsband Reformationsband med rullstämpeldekor. Mitten av 1500-talet.

Photo: István Borbás/National Library of Sweden Blind-tooled binding with roller stamp decoration. Mid-16th century. Reformationsband Reformationsband med rullstämpeldekor. Mitten av 1500-talet.

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.

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.

"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.

Embroidered Binding Bible: English Authorised (1655) University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections Sp Coll Euing Dk-i.15

Embroidered Binding Bible: English Authorised (1655) University of Glasgow Library, Special Collections Sp Coll Euing Dk-i.15

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It looks like my room already. Heaven forbid I one day have a house I could do this to. It would be perfect!

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