German binding, 15th century Monasteries and religious houses are by tradition associated with learning. The monastic revival in the first half of the 15th century, with its emphasis on study, stimulated the formation of monastic libraries and by implication the binding of books. Many of these bindings are blind tooled with lines and small stamps often featuring birds and animals.
36 Tips and Tricks for Bookbinders and Artists by Christine Cox -"One of the benefits of over a decade of binding books is that I've learned a lot of tricks either on my own or from various instructors, students and friends. These tips will save you time, make you more efficient, save your tools and make your books tighter and neater."
Rare Book Room contains around 400 high resolution books from libraries all over the world. Digitized and rare, they can be viewed in low to medium resolution. Shakespeare, Ben Franklin, Book of Hours, Galileo and many more. ENJOY!