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artpropelled:  An ancient book used by Batak priests in northern Sumatra, Indonesia

artpropelled: “ An ancient book used by Batak priests in northern Sumatra, Indonesia ”

Clara Campoamor. Plaza de la Pescadería, Sevilla. Escultura de la artista sueca Anna Jonsson.

Clara Campoamor. Plaza de la Pescadería, Sevilla. Escultura de la artista sueca Anna Jonsson.

UNUSUAL BOOK BINDING. A 1756 Bible, separated into two equal parts & then been bound side by side. The 2nd part opens back-to-front. The effect is of two separate books, bound fore-edge to fore-edge, on a common lower board, with separate spines. Aug 13 2010 via Chetham's Library, Manchester, England. Oldest surviving public library in Britain.

a 1756 Bible, separated into two equal parts & then been bound side by side.

chained library of Zutphen, the Netherlands - European Chained libraries. Starting in the books in libraries were chained in such a way that they could be read, but not removed.

Depending on which ones you leave open, it allows the book to be read multiple ways.

This rare book opens in six different ways, revealing six different books inside. It comes from the Rogge Library in Strängnäs, Sweden and contains texts

Palm Leaf Book

Palm Leaf Book from Bali, Indonesia. This pictur I have one of these from Indiae book tells part of the Ramayana.

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An century collection of choir books transcribed by the Augustinian friar Miguel de Aguilar (National Institute of Anthropology and History, Mexico).

Binding from Dogale for Polo Contarini. Venetian (?) (Binder) late 16th century (Renaissance) red velvet with red cording

Binding from Dogale for Polo Contarini.) (Binder) late century (Renaissance) red velvet with red cording

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book with filigree silver binding - National Library of SwedenThis binding is an exquisite example of Danish filigree technique from the belongs to the National Library’s Huseby Collection and was once owned by Karren Mogensdotter Skoug.

Book couture.

This darling Autumnal Library Necklace from Peg and Awl has a cluster of eleven useable hand-bound books that are covered in a variety of vintage leathers sourc

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