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ANALYTICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY

Coptic Binding

(MS M.569)

7th or 8th century

Goatskin over papyrus boards; decorated with onlaid panels of red leather tracery sewn to a gilded leather ground, with plain edges

Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan, 1911

©The Morgan Library & Museum; New York

St Cuthbert Gospel of St John

(BL, Add MS 89000)

 

decorated leather

8th century

©The British Library; London

This page is a work in progress and will be updated as time permits.

Codex Aureus of St Emmeram (‘Golden Book’) (Munich, Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Clm 14000)

gems and gold

9th century

Crucifixion

(Louvre OA7285)

enamel on gilded copper

12/13th century

Other examples of coptic-influenced tooling on leather

Noteworthy examples of other Gospel book coverings

Noteworthy examples of toolwork on leather

Coptic-influenced Celtic tooling and foundation-moulding on leather

Ethiopian Psalter

(Mich. MS 248)

17th century

Full-bound goatskin leather with blind tooling and stamping.

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

(Mich. MS 247)

Egyptian

Full-bound goatskin leather with painted gold decoration.

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

(Mich. MS 3)

13-14th century

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

©University of Michigan Library; Detroit

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