Saturday, June 06, 2015

Book #157

Italian Paper-covered binding No. 3

The paper-covered Italian longstitch bindings underwent some evolution and in the 17th and 18th Centuries, the sewing patterns became somewhat abbreviated. This is an example of the abbreviated sewing seen during that time. Other features that were seen were wrap-around endleaves and decorative paste-paper wrappers; this example has both.

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