From Manuscript to Print: the Evolution of the Medieval Book


Flap Binding
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This codex is a good example of a flap binding. It has a soft cover, lacking boards under the leather. Its lightweight design made it ideal for portability — a desirable characteristic for a commonplace book. The worn condition of the cover suggests that the owner, Johannes Wintzler, often carried the book around with him.

Purchased for the A. D. White Library in 1925.

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Commonplace Book of Johannes Wintzler. Germany, 1519–1527.
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