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Incunable Bookbinding
Bartholomaeus de Chaimis. Confessionale. Nuremberg: Conrad Zeninger, 13 June 1482.
Purchased by J. P. Morgan, Jr., 1920; PML 21112.
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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.

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