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.
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