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The repair and rebinding history of blockbooks printed in the fifteenth-century now in the Bodleian Library

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The Bodleian Library, Oxford has an important collection of eight blockbooks printed in the fifteenth century. These volumes have been described as 'of exceptional importance for our early understanding of early woodcut printing and its function'. Blockbooks have an unusual codicological structure, where both the text and pictures were printed from wood blocks on one side of the paper only, then bound in codex form. Their unusual structure has posed particular problems for bookbinders, ancien...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Libraries ; Conservation and Collection Care
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ORCID:
0000-0003-1601-7205

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Institution:
University of Copenhagen
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Editor
Institution:
University of Copenhagen
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Editor
Publisher:
Museum Tusculanum Press Publisher's website
Pages:
105-120
Host title:
Care and Conservation of Manuscripts 11: Proceedings of the eleventh international seminar held at the University of Copenhagen 24th-25th April 2008
Publication date:
2009-01-01
ISSN:
16021339
URN:
uuid:3c420c6e-666d-4ff7-9699-a6d0113b3b30
Local pid:
ora:3123
ISBN:
9788763530996

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