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Shelfmark Add Ms 89000
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Title The St Cuthbert Gospel of St John. (formerly known as the Stonyhurst Gospel) is the oldest intact European book.
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Date of Publication 7c
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Shelfmark Papyrus 1442
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Title Papyrus codex, imperfect, containing tax register from early Arab Egypt
Place of Publication Egypt
Date of Publication 8c
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Shelfmark Papyrus 1442
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Country Egypt
Period 8c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Painted
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Reference G. D. Hobson, 'Some Early Bindings and Binders' Tools', The Library, 4th series, 19 (1938), pp. 202-249, pp. 203, 209, pl. 1. (Infra-red photograph of binding).
Notes For more images and details see http://www.bl.uk/manuscripts/Viewer.aspx?ref=papyrus_1442_fblefv



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Shelfmark Or50000
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Title Psalter Coptic (Sahidic)
Place of Publication Egypt
Date of Publication 7 - 8c
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Shelfmark Or50000
Upper cover
Country Egypt
Period 8c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in blind; Tooled in gold
Style/Type Star; Religious miscellaneous; Coptic
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Reference Szirmai, J. A. The archaeology of medieval bookbinding. Aldershot & Brookfield, VT: Ashgate Publishing, 1999. Lindsay, Jen: The Edfu Collection of Coptic Books: New Bookbinder v. 21, 2001 Pages: 31-51; Sharpe, John: The Earliest Bindings with Wooden Board Covers. The Coptic Contribution to Binding Construction: International Conference on Conservation and Restoration of Archive and Library Materials - Preprints. Erice, 22-29 April 1996 pp 381-400. Bookbinding 2000 proceedings : a collection of papers from the June 2000 conference celebrating the installation and opening of the Bernard C. Middleton collection (Rochester, N.Y) 2002.
Notes Coptic. Doublue boards made from papyrus (D. Cockerell 1932 p. 10). Szirmai "the sheets of papyrus for the boards were made up to twice the size of the book, folded like a quire and sewn through the fold, hence the attachment forms an integral part of the sewing" & " with two single leather thongs at the top and bottom and three on the front edge of the upper cover and three simple metal rings anchored with short leather straps in the corresponding places on the front edge of the lower cover." For other covers of Coptic codices at the British Library see Or. 5001, Or. 6801, Or.7027 and Or. 7597). For high resolution image, please go to Images Online. There is a demonstration of Coptic sewing on ibookbinding.com



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