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Carolingian binding of "An Early Meal" 

Together with Eva Eriksson we have made a few examples of "An Early Meal with a histirical binding technique called Carolingian binding. It is based on 9:th Century books and other examples from J. a. Szirmai book "The Archaeology of medieval Book binding - Carolingian bindings" from 1999

Eva Eriksson is a proffessional book-binder and her company is based in Malmö:

Malmö Nya Bokbinderi
Östergatan 7B
211 25 Malmö
Tel: +46 (0)705 83 56 66
http://www.malmonyabokbinderi.com/ 
E-mail: falsben(at)yahoo.com

 

Here below you can find pictures that show you the process of making the book.

 

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 7. Closeup of the headband
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8. Backside of the headband
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9. After fixation of the binding the cover boards and the headband the book rest overnight.9-Efter-fixering-av-binden-.gif

 

10. The block wrapped together with press plates in plastic and paper to protect the sheets from becoming wet during the gluing of the skin cover.10-Bokblocket-packeterat-me.gif

 

11. The buckles are "nitade" in  a leather thong and then fastened in a recess in the cover board.
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