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The Psychic World

Types of binding available
Full leather binding
The whole book is covered with a single piece of leather
Half bound.
Only the spine is covered.
Limp bound.

The book-block is laced directly onto the leather.  Boards are not used in this traditional type of binding.
Example circa 1400
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
Wrap-round (notebook)
The simplest form of binding where a protective sheet of  leather is wrapped the book-block
The Nag Hammadi “Library” Egypt 
circa  390 AD
These are books designed to be   suspended from the belt. Particularly popular during the 15th and 16th centuries. Worn by both men and women.
The Law of Jutland, Rostgaard circa 1490
Detail crucifixion scene circa 1400
Example circa 1350
Germanisches Nationalmuseum, Nuremberg
The Girdle Book.
John, £50
Bestiary £52
Doctor’s book, £35
Gospels, £80
Girdle book, £45
Please note, prices indicated are for guidance only. See PRICE LIST  for further details