Inc. 1143 Thuróczi János: Chronica Hungarorum 1488, Theobald Feger, Erhard Ratdolt. Augsburg, Pergamen. János Thuróczi (+ c. 1488/89) wrote his history of Hungary in 1487. The work was printed in 1488 in Brünn and again in the same year in Augsburg. The publisher of the Augsburg edition dedicated the work to Matthias and used gold paint for the dedication of this luxury copy printed on parchment. Today this is the first known book printed with gold paint.
May 22, 1938: In 1937, the Boston Public Library rebound 75,000 books. Library employee Nettie Bandiera is shown here preparing to do a job of hand stitching to the 1938 collection. A study by the library at this time showed that books averaged just five lendings before they came to the bindery for rebuilding. Boston Globe Archives. (Though this was before my time, I used to love the rebound library books: so many neat designs. rw)
imponente legatura monastica tedesca in pelle di scrofa, con piatti in assi di legno e decorazioni impresse a secco (crca 12 cm. di spessore e 35 di altezza - metà XVII secolo) [www.libriantichionline.com]
Precious Gospels of Bernward (front and back covers) Date: ca. 1015/refurbished ca. 1194 Culture: German (Hildesheim) Medium: Covers: silver, gilded silver with niello, filigree, semiprecious stones, and late 10th-century Byzantine (Constantinople) ivory on wood foundation; Manuscript: tempera, gold, and silver on parchment MET