Sunday, February 21, 2016
The title of today's binding is another of the books examined by Langwe in her book Limp Bindings from the Vatican Library. She described the construction of this ledger book from the 1730s and I have used her notes to make my model shown here. In fact, this might be my new favorite limp vellum binding. The textblock is bound using unsupported link stitches with an integrated headband and then the textblock is very effectively tacketed to the parchment wrapper. It all comes together really well.