Codex rotundus. Book of Hours (9 cm diameter) made in Bruges in 1480.

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

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.'

'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.'

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.

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.

Bookbinding (Jild-i kitab). 16th century. Leather; painted, embossed, and tooled.

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