Beautiful cover with lower board cut in for the straps, attached with metal plates. Hasp of a chain on the lower board. Collection of texts on St. Barbara, Northern Belgium, 1470-1480. Beinecke Marston MS 287.
archivalia: v f-featherbrain: Back cover of the Lindau Gospel. Carolingian, late 8th century. Silver gilt, garnet and enamel. From Attila to Charlemagne: Arts of the Early Medieval Period in The Metropolitan Museum of Art The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2000 l
Back cover - Early medieval treasure bindings with a structure in precious metal, and often containing gems, carved ivory panels or metal reliefs, are perhaps better known today than leather bindings, but these were for books used in church services or as "book-icons" rather than for use in libraries.Of treasure bindings from this period, only the lower cover of the Lindau Gospels