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MariaI'm interested in book-making (especially bookbinding) in Medieval Europe. Does anyone know where I can find some information on this?

Dating to right at the end of the medieval period is what I think to be the oldest printing/bookbinding works in the world still in existence.

It is now a museum open to the public and is a brilliant place to visit if you have the chance. The whole history of printing and bookbinding is there along with actual presses and other equipment.

The museum is called the Plantin-Moretus Museum and is in Antwerp, Belgium.



MerlinEl Cid, you may be right when it comes to printing. But bookmaking is very much older. It was the precious work of specialised monks in many famous abbeys that copied biblical and other works by handwriting and completed them with colourfull illustrations. Especially in carolingian times, this art was at a very high level. For example in the royal abbey of St.Gallus (Switzerland) - in the archives there are books dating back to the 9th century.

MariaI found this and I'm going to try it! Wish me luck!
aleenahow much you will charge
raima55Thank you for your contributions! Very interesting!


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