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Other Resources Related to Binding Images

Belgisch-Nederlands Boekbandengenootschap. (Website of the Belgian-Dutch Society of Bookbinding.)


The Bibliographical Society and University of Toronto Libraries. British Armorial Bindings Database.


Biblioteca Nazionale Braidense. Decorative Bookbindings at the Brera.


Bibliothèque nationale de France. reliures.bnf.fr.


Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève. Blind-tooled Bookbindings in the Collections of the Bibliothèque Sainte-Geneviève (12th - 18th centuries).


The British Library. Database of Bookbindings.


Civica Biblioteca Bergamo. Legature di pregio nella Biblioteca "A. Mai". By Federico Macchi, in Italian.


Columbia University Libraries, Rare Book & Manuscript Library. Judging a book by its cover: Gold-stamped publishers' bindings of the 19th century.


Consortium of European Research Libraries. Material Evidence in Incunabula.


EBDB : Einbanddatenbank : Digitalisierung der Durchreibungen von Bucheinbänden des 15. und 16. Jahrhunderts. (A database of bindings rubbings from German libraries, including State Libraries in Berlin, Munich, Stuttgart, Wolfenbüttel.)


Georgetown Univesity, Howard W. Gunlocke Rare Book and Special Collections Room. German Publishers Bookbindings 1811–1925, Fall 2002–Winter 2003.


Scott Husby. Bookbindings on Incunables in American Library Collections.

Koninklijke Bibliotheek - National library of the Netherlands. Kneep en Binding: digital version of the terminology of old bookbindings.


The Library Company. Database of 19th Century Cloth Bindings.


Ligatus Bookbinding Glossary. (An English/Greek terminology for the structures and materials of Byzantine and Greek bookbinding.)


The Morgan Library & Museum. Incunable Bookbindings.


The National Library of Scotland. Scottish Decorative Bookbinding.


Probok. (Run as a joint venture between the University Libraries in Uppsala and Lund, the project aims at creating a Swedish database of provenance and bookbindings in collections of prints from the hand press era (up to 1870).)


Real Biblioteca, Madrid. Base de datos de encuadernacion historico-arti­stica.


The University of Alabama, University Libraries, in partnership with the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries. Publishers' Bindings Online, 1815-1930: The Art of Books (PBO).


University of Glasgow Special Collections. British bookbindings, 16th - 19th century.


The University of Miami. Bound to Please.


The University of North Carolina Greensboro. American Publishers' Trade Bindings.


University of Oxford. Bodleian Library. Images from the 2009 exhibition An Artful Craft: Historic Bookbindings from the Broxbourne Library and other collections.


Princeton University Library. Hand Bookbindings from Special Collections.



Additions to this list would be welcome, and can be emailed to: reference@folger.edu.




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Model of David Garrick's Shakespeare Temple and Roubiliac statue at Hampton. Mixed material, ca. 1830

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