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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

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

A fine gilded binding and flap SAFAVID PERSIA, 16TH CENTURY

Guilelmus Carthusiensis-Sermones 1494

Guilelmus Carthusiensis-Sermones 1494

'Book of Hours of Catherine de Medici'  Black morocco leather and plated enamel locks  Binder unknown, 1565

'Book of Hours of Catherine de Medici' Black morocco leather and plated enamel locks Binder unknown, 1565

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

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

Illuminated Manuscript of Poems by Jami, Original binding, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.641,

Illuminated Manuscript of Poems by Jami, Original binding, Walters Art Museum Ms. W.641,

Timurid leather tooling, seen in the Islamic Art Museum in Istanbul. One of the high points of the book arts...

Timurid leather tooling, seen in the Islamic Art Museum in Istanbul. One of the high points of the book arts...

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

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

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

Safavid Binding Art Safavid Storage Box

Safavid Binding Art Safavid Storage Box

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."

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.

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

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.

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.