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19th century treatments of palimpsests with chemicals

The British Library assigns its Syriac manuscripts to the “Asian and African Studies” department. The people there are far easier to deal with than …

200-Year-Old Historic Books Reveal Hidden Fore-Edge Paintings

It’s commonplace to see illustrations grace the inside of a book, but long ago, some of the best imagery was displayed on the edge of a publication. Known as fore-edge painting, these incredible compositions were printed or drawn on the closed pages of a book.<p>As the book lays flat, entire scenes …

Under the Covers - The Hidden Art of Endpapers

Handmade marbling and block-printing decorated the endpapers of expensive books of the 18th and 19th centuries, but only the plainest endpapers …

Booklet with Scenes of the Passion | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Ivory carvings of the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries took many forms, including diptychs, triptychs, caskets, combs, and mirror backs. One of …

Designer Bookbinding

The word “designer” before anything is never a good sign. Here’s what designer bookbinding looked like in the time of Alberti.Folio, full …