BOOK-BINDING IN FLORENCE
VESTRI, LA META
Sergio Giovannoni sewing on the frame assembled with 4 double strings
The thread is passed with the needle into the gathering and wound around the strings
The needle with thread has been pulled tight and is stopped by a kettle stitch.
The loom with view of the four double strings
The needle is passed into the gathering
Silk double colour fittings at top and bottom of codex
Detail of the fittings
codex with view of the wooden boards to be covered in leather,
for which see below:
This magnificent facsimile of the Codex Amiatinus (reduced in size from the A.D. 716 original which requires two men to carry it), is available for purchase from La Meta Editore. It reproduces the most authoritative Vulgate Bible, originally translated by Jerome, Paula and Eustochium from the Hebrew and Greek into Latin, this volume being copied at Wearmouth Jarrow in Northumbria from the copy brought there, written out by Cassiodorus, and next brought by Bede's Abbot Ceolfrith to Italy to present to the Pope. It is now in Florence's Laurentian Library and the original is too precious and too large to consult. For further scholarly papers concerning the Codex Amiatinus see The City and the Book II: The Alphabet, the Bible, Florence, 2001, especially the files /aleph2.html, /aleph3.html, /aleph4.html The facsimile is a worthy addition to any theological or university library worth its salt, conveying the foundation of our Western Civilization.
For further information write to Manuela Vestri, firstname.lastname@example.org
SISMEL (Societą Internazionale per lo Studio del Medio Evo Latino) of the University of Florence also publishes a CD of the Codex Amiatinus,email@example.com
Julia Bolton Holloway publishes a limited edition of the Julian of Norwich, Showing of Love, Westminster Text, translated into Modern English, set in William Morris typefont, hand bound, with marbled paper end papers, within vellum or marbled paper covers (using her convent's nineteenth-century wooden sewing frame and book binding press), in a limited edition. A similar version available in Italian translation. To order, click here.
To view sample copies, actual size, click here.
JULIAN OF NORWICH, HER SHOWING OF LOVE
AND ITS CONTEXTS ©1997-2017 JULIA BOLTON HOLLOWAY
|| JULIAN OF NORWICH || SHOWING OF
LOVE || HER TEXTS
|| HER SELF || ABOUT HER TEXTS || BEFORE JULIAN || HER CONTEMPORARIES || AFTER JULIAN || JULIAN IN OUR TIME || ST BIRGITTA OF
SWEDEN || BIBLE AND WOMEN || EQUALLY IN GOD'S IMAGE || MIRROR OF SAINTS || BENEDICTINISM|| THE CLOISTER || ITS SCRIPTORIUM || AMHERST
MANUSCRIPT || PRAYER||
PORTFOLIO (HANDCRAFTS, BOOKS ) || BOOK REVIEWS || BIBLIOGRAPHY || © Manuela Vestri, La Meta, 2005.