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Quadragesimale Discipuli

Quadragesimale Discipuli, 1489
Johann Herolt
Bound volume
SC Inc 14

Since the fifth century bindings have been used to hold together gatherings of paper or parchment. The early bindings were designed to preserve the information contained within the volume, making it easier to hold, to store and to transport. The spread of learning across Europe, the introduction of printing and rise of literacy increased the demand for books and influenced the development of the trade from a small medieval workshop to the mass-production of the twentieth century.

Display period: July 2006 - September 2007

This item is no longer on display in the exhibition