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Black Book of Hours 15th Century – Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, M. 493.

Black Book of Hours 15th Century – Pierpont Morgan Library, New York, M. 493.

Full cloth binding with gold stamping on spine and front cover. Front cover design stamped in blind on back cover. Brown cartridge paper endpapers. Edges gilded. The extravagance of the design reflects the styles of the mid-century.

Full cloth binding with gold stamping on spine and front cover. Front cover design stamped in blind on back cover. Brown cartridge paper endpapers. Edges gilded. The extravagance of the design reflects the styles of the mid-century.

These books, and others designed by Margaret Armstrong, will be on display in the lobby of the Downtown Library. These and others in this collection can be ...

These books, and others designed by Margaret Armstrong, will be on display in the lobby of the Downtown Library. These and others in this collection can be ...

Poetic Works of Robert Browning. Beautiful on the inside and out.

Poetic Works of Robert Browning. Beautiful on the inside and out.

Designed by Margaret Armstrong 1867-1944 https://www.libraries.wvu.edu/about/news/2014/03/31/beautiful-books-the-designs-of-margaret-armstrong/

Designed by Margaret Armstrong 1867-1944 https://www.libraries.wvu.edu/about/news/2014/03/31/beautiful-books-the-designs-of-margaret-armstrong/

Inside the Codex Rotundus lays a 266 page book of hours in Latin and French.  The manuscript is unique in form and size: the pages are cut approximately circular in shape and measure a little over 9cm in diameter. The book binding feat here is enormous: since the layers are bound together on a mere 3cm book spine, the body of the book must be held together by 3 clasps.

Inside the Codex Rotundus lays a 266 page book of hours in Latin and French. The manuscript is unique in form and size: the pages are cut approximately circular in shape and measure a little over 9cm in diameter. The book binding feat here is enormous: since the layers are bound together on a mere 3cm book spine, the body of the book must be held together by 3 clasps.

Richard Le Gallienne, 1866-1947, The Romance of Zion Chapel. London and New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1898. Cover design by Will H. Bradley (1868-1962).

Richard Le Gallienne, 1866-1947, The Romance of Zion Chapel. London and New York: John Lane, The Bodley Head, 1898. Cover design by Will H. Bradley (1868-1962).

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