Books, Miniatures, Writing and Supports
Western books from the fifth century onward were bound with pages made from parchment folded and sewn onto strong cords or ligament that were then laced to wooden boards and covered with leather.
Wooden boards – Oak was common in England and France, pine or beech was used in Italy (Italian books feel lighter)
This post is part of an ongoing series on books, miniatures, writing and supports since the year 1. Please consider it a kick-start for your own private timeline and a springboard for further research. See my blog for the rest of the series.