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12:36am February 13, 2013
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Guercino: Portrait of Francesco Righetti (1626–28)

It is quite interesting to look at the different style of storing, and labeling, books at the time. The books are bound in vellum, lying flat, top edge facing the viewer, and here the title is inscribed.

There are local differences too: In Germany, books were typically bound in pigskin with wooden boards, and they were stored upright, but with the backstrip to the wall and the title inscribed on the fore-edge.

vcrfl:

Guercino: Portrait of Francesco Righetti (1626–28)

It is quite interesting to look at the different style of storing, and labeling, books at the time. The books are bound in vellum, lying flat, top edge facing the viewer, and here the title is inscribed.

There are local differences too: In Germany, books were typically bound in pigskin with wooden boards, and they were stored upright, but with the backstrip to the wall and the title inscribed on the fore-edge.

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    A trend that actually arose from that: fore-edge painting. Picture one: what it looks like normally, laying flat. The...
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    The way they’re shown in this picture is really much better for keeping books in good condition, so long as no more than...
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    Portrait of Francesco Righetti (1626–28) It is quite interesting to look at the different style of storing, and...
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    Reblogging for the caption. Fascinating!
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    Tis a bit different than our usual fare here on the booke of howrs, but I cannot help but want to include this tidbit...
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    Portrait of Francesco Righetti (1626–28) It is quite interesting to look at the different style of storing, and...
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    Portrait of Francesco Righetti (1626–28) Oil on canvas, 83 × 67 cm Web Gallery of
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