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Red Book of Thorney (MS Add. 3021)

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19 of the most stunning libraries across the US

They can also be architectural masterpieces that tell a story about the time and place they were built.<p>Over the last two decades, photographer Thomas Schiff has captured panoramic photos of over 100 beautiful libraries across the US.<p>They're displayed in his new book published by the Aperture …

The end of the world as we know it - Medieval manuscripts blog

You never know when the end of the world is going to happen, and so here at the British Library we've been in a race against time to digitise our …

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Making of a medieval book

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Calf Marbling - A New Look At This Old Subject.

Calf Marbling.<p>Read almost any article concerned with calf marbling and you will probably see somewhere that it is accused of being deleterious to the …

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Old English Bindery

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 …

The Oldest Libraries Around the World – Page 2

A selection of beautiful places to start your day.<p><b>Al Qarawiyyin Library</b><p>Fez’s Al Qarawiyyin Library, part of the oldest continually operating …

Mini libros que se adueñarán de tu alma lectora para siempre

Siempre he sentido una enorme fascinación por las cosas miniatura. Sin duda todo luce mucho más lindo en su versión pequeña, pero los libros no sólo …

Top 10 Endband Tutorials on the Internet - iBookBinding - Free Bookbinding Tutorials & Resources

Please share this page:<p>There are several collections of tutorials here on iBookBinding. Some of them proved to be quite useful and became popular in …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

10 Words in Mysterious Voynich Manuscript Decoded

A researcher claims he's decoded 10 possible words in the famously unreadable Voynich manuscript, which has eluded interpretation for a century.<p>The …

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If you don’t have video in your content mix, you’re missing out. It’s simpler to make than ever, ...<p>November 1, 2017<p>Want to know how to make …

Saint Michael

This image is available for download, without charge, under the Getty's Open Content Program.<p><b>Saint Michael</b><p>Lieven van Lathem (Flemish, about 1430 - …

Erasmus Manuscript Saved for the Nation

We are delighted to announce that the British Library has acquired a unique manuscript containing the earliest known translation into English of any …

10 of the Oldest Known Surviving Books in the World

With news this week of the discovery of what could be the earliest known <i>siddur</i>, a Jewish prayer book dated at around 840 AD – we have put together a …

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Medieval Girdle Book

This model is accompanied by a twelve-page, illustrated booklet with bibliography outlining the construction of medieval bindings in general and the …

Influential Illumination: British Library Loans to Lens

Three of the British Library’s medieval manuscripts are currently on loan to an exhibition at Louvre-Lens. D’Or et d’ivoire: Paris, Pise, Florence, …

Oldest Qur’an Manuscript in the world?

Scholars from the University of Birmingham claims a fragment of a manuscript of the Qur’an in their possession is one of the oldest in the world. But …

St. Cuthbert Gospel Uncovered

New book lets the public get under the covers of the earliest intact European book, the St. Cuthbert Gospel, which was recently acquired by British …

What Lies Beneath: Semi-Limp Parchment Bindings in The Academy’s Rare Book Collection (Items of the Month)

By Erin Albritton, Head of Conservation, and Christina Amato, Book Conservator, Gladys Brooks Book & Paper Conservation LaboratoryIn the summer of …

Newfound 'Gospel of the Lots of Mary' Discovered in Ancient Text

A 1,500-year-old book that contains a previously unknown gospel has been deciphered. The ancient manuscript may have been used to provide guidance or …

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The Iridescent Elegance of Victorian Mother-of-Pearl Book Bindings

For a few years in the 19th century, books bound in covers glistening with mother-of-pearl were a gift-giving sensation. Victorians were enamored of …