The Islamic Codex . A major advance in the history of the book . Islamic craftsmen, creating stylised and ornamental bindings . They used techniques - pasteboard rather than wooden covers .. highly elaborate decorative gold tooling and stamping. . ultimatehistoryproject.com
A fine gilded binding and flap SAFAVID PERSIA, 16TH CENTURY
Coffret de miroir en laque Qadjar Papier mâché laqué et peint Ce beau coffret de miroir qab-e ayiné en persan est peint de deux scènes de Gul o Bulbul représentant un passereau au milieu de roses. (..) Iran. Fin du XVIIIe siècle. Dynastie Qadjar Hauteur : 17,5 cm - Largeur : 27 cm - Profondeur : 1,8 cm
This is an elaborate example of the most common type of Safavid binding. Based on the Timurid-style binding, it contains a central medallion, quadrants, and a border of panels. The field pattern was created by stamping a mold on the surface of the cover made of leather and paper; first the upper half of the binding was stamped and then the mold was reversed to stamp on the lower half
1569 CE. Safavid leather binding board; cartouches alternating with roundels, gold-brushed and decorated with floral and cloud motifs. Illuminated copy of the History of Nigaristan (Iran) known as Kitāb-i Nigāristān or Tārīkh-i Nigāristān by Ahmad Ghaffārī (d. 975 AH / 1567-8 CE). Walters Art Museum
Considered the finest surviving Coptic binding, #Egypt, 650-750, original contents unknown; binding is "tooled goatskin over papyrus boards, decorated with onlaid panels of red leather tracery sewn to a gilded leather ground."
Dongba ancient books wrote by the Dongba hieroglyphs, covering to astronomy, calendar, medicine, philosophy, history, religion, literature, art and many other fields.
Islamic manuscripts over many centuries have been sewn with a simple chain-stitch method, often with very thin thread. As this Ottoman binding shows, the resulting shape is a book with a flat and smooth spine. Author: ,Seyh^i, ca. 1373-ca. 1422 Title: Haza Kitab-i Husrev ,Sirin. Date: Text composed 16th cent A.D.?. Location: Manuscript Division: Islamic Manuscripts Collection, Garrett Yahuda Call number: Garrett Yahuda 1439 Spine height: 25 cm
Illuminated Manuscript, Koran, Incipit, Walters Art Museum, Ms W.563, fol. 9b This large-format, illuminated Timurid copy of the Qur’an is believed to have been produced in Northern India in the ninth century AH / fifteenth CE.