The Binding


Front cover


Back cover



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This manuscript has its original binding of blind-stamped calf over boards (exposed at the forecorners). The binding and parchment are in good condition, but the book is missing its two clasps.

The spine has 5 single cords rebacked, and it is missing its two clasps. 

It is tooled and stamped both front and back, with four vertical columns of knot-like designs in lozenges within its central panel.  The designs in this panel include a frame of two triple fillets with circular stamps with a dot at the center filing the space between them.  This design is surrounded by a further frame with the same knot lozenge design.

The Binding