Love the way these books create the entrance to Moria.

The 100 greatest novels of all time: The list

Beautiful set of The Lord of the Rings by J. Tolkien // speak friend and enter

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), First edition second printing. Early century jewelled Cosway-style binding by Sangorski & Sutcliffe. Original silk and velvet lined leather bound case.

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

limoges gospel book ₪ old cover binding limoges, france c., upper cover of a gospel book, on wooden boards with christ in majesty holding a gospel book

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 ~ Illustrated medieval prayer book

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, early century handwritten text on intricately cut-away parchment. Artists in Ancona & Lugo specialized in this laborious technique.

Textile bookbinding - The Netherlands, 1615-1620.

Textile bookbinding The Netherlands, Contents: Biblia. Such a stunning Bible cover.

gorgeous old bible with simply beautiful binding.  Raritaet-Antike-Prunk-Bibel-von1822

Beautiful Cover on Rare Antique Bible:: Leather with Tooled Silver Embellished Corners, medallion and latches

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 Hebrew Bible)”

Mid 19th century mother-of-pearl book binding

The Iridescent Elegance of Victorian Mother-of-Pearl Book Bindings "The Keepsake: A Gift for the Holidays" (New York: J. Riker, (via Library Company Conservation Dept.

Book Cover - 19th or early 20th century (in 13th century style) Gift of J. P. Morgan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art

bookpatrol: “ Book Cover - or early century (in century style) Gift of J. Morgan to the Metropolitan Museum of Art ”

Codex (Coronation Gospel) of Charlemagne, Holy Roman Empire (ca. 800-1500; gold, precious and semi-precious gemstones). © Brian J. McMorrow.

Capitularies of Charlemagne Codex (Coronation Gospel) of Charlemagne, Holy Roman Empire (ca. gold, precious and semi-precious gemstones). © Brian J.

Lilliputian Prayer-book (1672) with silver binding and clasps

Lilliputian Prayer-book with silver binding and clasps - I lobe old, and preferably worn out books.

Manuscript painting and bookbinding: Dionysius the Areopagite, Works 14th Century  Constantinople between 1403-1405. Binding: Paris, circa 1360 and end of the 14th, rebuilt in the 17th century. Offered by the Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus to the abbey of Saint-Denis

Manuscript painting and bookbinding: Dionysius the Areopagite, Works Century Constantinople between Binding: Paris, circa 1360 and end of the rebuilt in the century. Offered by the Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus to the abbey of Saint-Denis

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