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Books & Library Materials

Historic Model—Gothic Binding

Posted on 5th August 2016

Students in the postgraduate Books and Library Materials Conservation program are assigned a historic model project in their second term. It is probably the most universally loved assignment of the year. This year, Lucy made an Armenian binding, Jess made a Spanish ledger binding, Laura made a replica of the Faddan More Psalter, and I made a chunky Gothic binding with bronze corners, centerpieces, and clasps. I think they are all magnificent.

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