Incunable Bookbinding

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Bartholomaeus de Chaimis

Incunable Bookbinding

Confessionale. Nuremberg: Conrad Zeninger, 13 June 1482.

Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1920

PML 21112
Item description: 

This binding in Silesian or Bohemian pink-stained, blindstamped sheep is one of more than four hundred Gothic/contemporary bindings on early books in the Morgan collection. Other examples can be seen in the online exhibition Incunable Bookbindings at The Morgan Library & Museum, which includes links to brief descriptions of bindings in the CORSAIR online catalog.