Collection of bound volumes on show which illustrates the history of the book over the centuries. There are even incunabuli in their original 15th C. binding, plus volumes from the 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th and 20th C bound in calfskin, vellum, or morocco, on display in chronological order.
Some of the bindings are very plain, but others are richly decorated and ornamented with coats of arms. In the collection there are also books with soft covers printed in the 18th C., with bindings made of wallpaper of the period... works of calligraphy, collections dealing with writing and typography, posters and old cards...
Guided visit single adult
Free of charge
FromJanuary 2, 2017untilDecember 31, 2017
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