File 0320-02 - German book cover and binding fragments

Fragment 7 recto Fragment 2 recto Fragment 3 verso Fragment 5 recto Fragment 9 Fragment 1 verso Fragment 6 recto Fragment 3 recto Fragment 7 verso Fragment 4 verso Fragment 8 Cover recto Cover verso Fragment 2 verso Fragment 4 recto Fragment 1 recto Fragment 5 verso Fragment 6 verso

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German book cover and binding fragments

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  • Source of title proper: Title supplied based on file contents.

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CA MRUASC C0001-0320-02

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  • [15--] (Creation)

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1 book cover : leather on wood ; 34 x 23 cm
9 binding fragments : parchment and hemp (?) ; 8 x 3 cm or smaller

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Scope and content

File consists of a detached cover of a 16th century book, likely of German origin, and 9 fragments recovered from the book's binding. The cover is made of wood and blind-tooled leather decorated with geometric patterns and miniature portraits. It features a brass central boss, and two damaged leather straps, one complete with a decorated metal clasp, the other partial. The cover is accompanied by 9 fragments of the book's binding, including 7 recycled medieval manuscript fragments, a head or tail band, and one of the cords that would have attached the covers and the quires/gatherings of leaves.

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Leather straps are in fragile condition.

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Created December 10, 2020 by SD.

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