Even gargoyles love to read....
Codex rotundus. Book of Hours (9 cm diameter) made in Bruges in 1480.
SILVER BINDING, Augsburg (?), end of 17th century. Sold for CHF 38 400
'And yet, the overt cover hid the most gruelling drabble. Truly, one could not judge a book by it's cover, Genevieve thought as she scraped it from the Inquiry List.'
Book cover from St. Paul, Lavanttal, Carinthia. 1260s.
Gilt & painted fore-edge. Any ideas as to what that last word is?
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The Codex Rotundus is a very peculiar Book of Hours in Latin and French unique for form and size: extremely small but also extremely precious.
Bookbinding (Jild-i kitab). 16th century. Leather; painted, embossed, and tooled.