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posted 02-13-2007 02:34 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maria   Click Here to Email Maria     Edit/Delete Message
I'm interested in book-making (especially bookbinding) in Medieval Europe. Does anyone know where I can find some information on this?

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posted 02-14-2007 03:02 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for ElCid     Edit/Delete Message

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. http://museum.antwerpen.be/plantin_moretus/index_eng.html



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posted 02-14-2007 06:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Merlin   Click Here to Email Merlin     Edit/Delete Message
El 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.

posted 02-18-2007 11:09 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Maria   Click Here to Email Maria     Edit/Delete Message
I found this http://www.aboutbookbinding.com/Bookbinding-47.html and I'm going to try it! Wish me luck!

posted 10-24-2013 12:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for aleena   Click Here to Email aleena     Edit/Delete Message
how much you will charge

posted 10-21-2014 08:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for raima55   Click Here to Email raima55     Edit/Delete Message
Thank you for your contributions! Very interesting!


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