Christine Cox

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2nd Century: Structural Overview

Bookbinding, Miniatures, Writing and Paper
(Timeline project)

Folios: Papyrus, parchment
Covers: Limp leather
Attachments: Leather thong tackets, knotted on inside, or side-stab binding
Stitching: Link
Structure: Flat back
Block: Most books single-quire, fore-edge trimmed
Closures: Leather wraps, fore-edge, head, tail, envelope flaps

This post is part of an ongoing series on bookbinding, miniatures, writing and paper 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.

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