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1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden

1690s book with filigree silver binding - National Library of Sweden

Love the way these books create the entrance to Moria.

The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

Love the way these books create the entrance to Moria.

Hours of Idleness by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron), 1807, first edition second issue, with early 20th century jewelled Cosway-style binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, the interior containing miniature portraits of Lord Byron and his ancestral home, Newstead Abbey. Original silk and velvet lined leather bound case.

Hours of Idleness by Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron), 1807, first edition second issue, with early 20th century jewelled Cosway-style binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, the interior containing miniature portraits of Lord Byron and his ancestral home, Newstead Abbey. Original silk and velvet lined leather bound case.

Limoges Gospel Book Cover, 13th century (Limoges, France) -- originally on wooden boards

Limoges Gospel Book Cover, 13th century (Limoges, France) -- originally on wooden boards

folio from the Macclesfield Psalter. 1330. illuminated manuscript. East Anglia, UK. medieval book prayer illustrated

folio from the Macclesfield Psalter. 1330. illuminated manuscript. East Anglia, UK. medieval book prayer illustrated

Esther Scroll. Ancona, early 18th century Handwritten text.  Unfinished decorated cut-away parchment.    Artists in Ancona and Lugo specialized in a laborious technique whereby the parchment was cut away to create an intricately patterned frame for the text that reminds us of the beautiful lace used in fashions of that period. This elaborate technique was employed to adorn megillot, ketubbot and a variety of Judaica objects.

Esther Scroll. Ancona, early 18th century Handwritten text. Unfinished decorated cut-away parchment. Artists in Ancona and Lugo specialized in a laborious technique whereby the parchment was cut away to create an intricately patterned frame for the text that reminds us of the beautiful lace used in fashions of that period. This elaborate technique was employed to adorn megillot, ketubbot and a variety of Judaica objects.

Textile bookbinding - The Netherlands, 1615-1620.

Textile bookbinding - The Netherlands, 1615-1620.

Esther Scroll from the Ottoman Empire. The Book of Esther is a book in the Ketuvim, the third section of the Jewish Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) and is part of the Christian Old Testament. It tells the story of a Jewish girl named Esther who became queen of Persia and thwarted a plan to commit genocide against her people.

Esther Scroll from the Ottoman Empire. The Book of Esther is a book in the Ketuvim, the third section of the Jewish Tanakh (the Hebrew Bible) and is part of the Christian Old Testament. It tells the story of a Jewish girl named Esther who became queen of Persia and thwarted a plan to commit genocide against her people.

Mid 19th century mother-of-pearl book binding

Mid 19th century mother-of-pearl book binding

'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.'

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