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Limp sealskin binding: Spine

Photo: István Borbás/National Library of Sweden

 

Old Icelandic Homily Book, c. 1200.

Iceland 13th century.

The spine has wound strips of skin which are a part of the stitching.

 

Mjukt sälskinnsband

Mjukt sälskinnsband, Island 1200-talet. Ryggen har virade skinnstrimlor som är en del av häftningen.

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Taken on March 28, 2008