This database is a finding aid to the British Library's bookbinding
collections. It includes information and images for selected items from the
Library's rich collection of fine bindings of books printed in western Europe
from the fifteenth century to date. There is also a selection from the valuable
bookbindings collections of the Library's partner, the
National Library of the Netherlands. The database is a work in progress
and its scope will be widened as resources allow.
• view a random selection of bindings images in the
• perform a keyword search;
• carry out a more advanced
search by combining search terms from the descriptive categories;
• browse the terms in the descriptive categories
listed to the left of the advanced search boxes;
• follow up your search using the
For details of how to use the system, see our search tips.
Release: PROD 126.96.36.199 (Discovery version: 188.8.131.52)