Comments: A study of the history of bookbinding, focusing primarily on the physical aspects of the binding and its construction principles. It surveys the evolution of binding structures from the introduction of the codex 2000 years ago to the close of the Middle Ages. Num Pages: 300 pages, Includes 202 b&w illustrations. BIC Classification: 3D; 3F; 3H; AFT; AKH. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational; (UP) Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 253 x 197 x 26. Weight in Grams: 1166. . 19
"This is not a book for the faint of heart, but it is one that will be hard for anybody studying the medieval book to avoid, for many years to come. This is because J.A. Szirmai has assembled for the first time a detailed history of bookbinding structures from the earliest known examples down to the end of the Middle Ages....[This book] deserves to be on the shelves of any individual or institution that concerns itself with the medieval book."J. A. Szirmai is the author of 'The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding' with ISBN 9780859679046 and ISBN 0859679047.
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