This is the century St. Cuthbert Gospel, aka the Stonyhurst Gospel, the earliest book made in Europe that has survived intact.
This small Hebrew Bible is bound in a so-called concertina binding. It belonged to the Danish collector of books Peder Scavenius (1623-1685), who had a taste for rare and remarkable books. His was one of the collections of books which was incorporated into the library of King Frederik III in the 1660’s, and so this book was part of the oldest Royal Library.
The medieval book that can be read six different ways
Psalm book, small size is typical of Scandinavian Lutheran texts; the colored bookbinding, however, is quite unusual; the binding probably dates from the rule of King Frederic V of Denmark between 1746 and 1766
This codex is a good example of a flap binding. It has a soft cover, lacking boards under the leather. Its lightweight design made it ideal for portability. White Library in Commonplace Book of Johannes Wintzler.
1598 - Thyraeus, Petrus. The author concluded that phenomena associated with hauntings are hallucinations caused by demons or spirits. This work inquires into the nature of demonic possession, its signs, how it occurs, whether witches, magicians, diviners, or heretics are possessed (usually not) whether the Church should be sought to exorcise them (he believed not). Four volumes under one very rare cover. Oddities and occult collectors probably drool when viewing.
He let the Bible fall open,.the entries began with his parent's marriage.'Marrit for love', it said. And the next entry showed Willie's birth scarcely two months past the date of the marriage. Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
"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 The manuscript is doubtless part of the spoils from the storming of Prague in