The small size of this psalm book is typical of Scandinavian Lutheran texts. The colored bookbinding, however, is quite unusual. The binding probably dates from the rule of King Frederic V of Denmark, between 1746 and 1766.

The small size of this psalm book is typical of Scandinavian Lutheran texts. The colored bookbinding, however, is quite unusual. The binding probably dates from the rule of King Frederic V of Denmark, between 1746 and 1766.

Galician Silver, Silver-gilt, Filigree, and Niello Book Binding, Krackow, early 19th century, tax stamp for Lwow (Lemberg), 1810-1824, rectangular form with applied niello panels, filigree, enamelwork, and a cartouche inscribed in Hebrew

Galician Silver, Silver-gilt, Filigree, and Niello Book Binding, Krackow, early 19th century, tax stamp for Lwow (Lemberg), 1810-1824, rectangular form with applied niello panels, filigree, enamelwork, and a cartouche inscribed in Hebrew

The Tooth Worm as Hell’s Demon”, southern France, 18th Century; This artistically designed ivory carving is contained in a molar, 10.5 cm in height, which can be separated into two halves of equal size. It opens out into two scenes depicting the infernal torments of toothache as a battle with the “tooth worm”. The legend of the “tooth worm” as the cause of toothache originated in Mesopotamia around 1800 B.C. A legend, in much the same sense as that of the Creation, concerning the origin of…

The Tooth Worm as Hell’s Demon”, southern France, 18th Century; This artistically designed ivory carving is contained in a molar, 10.5 cm in height, which can be separated into two halves of equal size. It opens out into two scenes depicting the infernal torments of toothache as a battle with the “tooth worm”. The legend of the “tooth worm” as the cause of toothache originated in Mesopotamia around 1800 B.C. A legend, in much the same sense as that of the Creation, concerning the origin of…

cool book art

cool book art

For the love of Books...A Continental Parcel-Gilt Silver and Niello Book, ca 1600

For the love of Books...A Continental Parcel-Gilt Silver and Niello Book, ca 1600

books.

books.

Magnificent book art in the smallest form Hildesheim, Dombibliothek Hildesheim, Hs 728, Bruges, end of the 15th century

Magnificent book art in the smallest form Hildesheim, Dombibliothek Hildesheim, Hs 728, Bruges, end of the 15th century

Wabi-sabi

Wabi-sabi

I haven't done much with book making, but these mini-books just fascinate me.....

I haven't done much with book making, but these mini-books just fascinate me.....

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