Medieval Binding Waste Fragment
Medieval Binding Waste Fragment
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Binding Waste & Book History Exemplar

Medieval Binding Waste Fragment.

15th century?

Vellum fragment of a bifolium written in two columns on each page. 220x40mm. Bifolium fragment. Binding Waste & Book History Exemplar. Written in black ink with red rubrication on parchment with evidence of blue linework surrounding some initials. Significant loss of text due to trimming. Item #317720

This fragment of the lower strip of a medieval manuscript (probably liturgical) shows clear evidence of having been used as part of a book binding due to the darkened glue marks on its margins.

Useful as a teaching example for material culture, paleography or codicology.

Price: $100.00