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Need directions anyone ?.....One of the 10 Most Expensive Books in the World .. Geographia Cosmographia, Claudius Ptolemy — $4 million The world’s first printed atlas, and the world’s first book to make use of engraved illustrations, Ptolemy’s 1477 Cosmographia sold at Sotheby’s London in 2006 for £2,136,000, or almost $4 million at the time.

The 10 Most Expensive Books in the World

Venetian binding, blind-tooled goatskin, fifteenth century.

century blind-tooled goatskin binding on a ca. 1483 printing of St. Augustine's De civitate Dei in the incunabula collection of Princeton University. Note that the brass bosses, centerpiece and cornerpieces are the binding's primary decorative elements.

Noctes Atticae, Aulus Gellius, calf binding,1485, Boninus de Boninis, The Morgan Library & Museum

Auli gelii noctium atticarum.

Evolution of the Medieval Book

jothelibrarian: “Pretty medieval manuscript of the day is a beautiful Italian binding dating from the mid fifteenth century. Image source: Cornell University, Image believed to be public domain.

For the Love of Books...Caspar Meuser (1550-1593) was an apprentice of Jakob Krause, serving from 1574 as his successor in the court bindery. He used the panels and stamps designed by Krause, but evolved his own style, characterized by profuse vinework. This heart-shaped prayer book, designed for Anna, the wife of Elector Augustus, is a particularly fine example of his artistry. Betbüchlein ür allerlei Anliegen (Small Prayer Book for All Occasions), ca.1580.

Caspar Meuser was an apprentice of Jakob Krause, serving from 1574 as his successor in the court bindery. He used the panels a.

The Codex Millenarius Minor      The Codex Millenarius Minor is written in Carolingian minuscule. It contains the texts of the Gospels and an estimate and list of books of the monastery from the 11th Century. The cover was the end of the 16th Century.

The Codex Millenarius Minor The Codex Millenarius Minor is written in Carolingian minuscule. It contains the texts of the Gospels and an estimate and list of books of the monastery from the

Ancient books, with keys

Antique books - with locks . Old books were especially valuable - so they attached by a lock and chain.

1578 г. Библия, Нюрнберг, Германия

Bible Binding: leather (stamped & tooled) with engraved brass fittings, ink printed on paper, folio hand colored in tempera, metal leaf, and shell gold

Coronation Bible, with prayer book and psalter, used by King George III. | Royal Collection Trust. 1747

Coronation Bible, with prayer book and psalter, used by King George III.

Embossed Leather & Brass : I wish I had one of these as a sketch book!

Embossed Leather & Brass Photo Album

For Sale on - Beautifully detailed Embossed Leather cover. The locket is brass, the pages are with Gold edge. Each page is hard paper and holds one picture with different

Ancient Indian manuscript. I love this style of bookmaking.

howlsamesame: Indian Palm Leaf Manuscript (via wood-yeah) nice design for a recipe collection.

Medieval box for books. Belonged to Anne Boleyn's.  I WANT THIS!!!

Manuscript Case Date: first half century Culture: French Medium: Tortoise Shell and ivory Dimensions: Overall: 4 x 3 x 1 in. x x cm) Classification: Ivories Accession Number: The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Manuscript Case

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