Early Carolingian metalwork covers, Lindau Gospels, Austria, 8th c.

Early Carolingian metalwork covers, Lindau Gospels, Austria, 8th c.

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.

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.

Book Cover Plaque with Christ in Majesty, ca. 1185–1210  French; Made in Limoges  Gilded copper and champlevé enamel

Book Cover Plaque with Christ in Majesty, ca. 1185–1210 French; Made in Limoges Gilded copper and champlevé enamel

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

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

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

The Project Gutenberg EBook of English Embroidered Bookbindings, by  Cyril James Humphries Davenport  - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17585/17585-h/images/bigplate25.jpg

The Project Gutenberg EBook of English Embroidered Bookbindings, by Cyril James Humphries Davenport - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/17585/17585-h/images/bigplate25.jpg

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