Stonyhurst Gospel / St Cuthbert Gospel, Facsimile

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Stonyhurst Gospel / St Cuthbert Gospel, Facsimile

149.99

The St Cuthbert Gospel, also known as the Stonyhurst Gospel or the St Cuthbert Gospel of St John, is an early 8th-century pocket gospel book, written in Latin. Its finely decorated leather binding is the earliest known Western bookbinding to survive, and both the 94 vellum folios and the binding are in outstanding condition for a book of this age. With a page size of only 138 by 92 millimetres (5.4 in × 3.6 in) the St Cuthbert Gospel is one of the smallest surviving Anglo-Saxon manuscripts. The essentially undecorated text is the Gospel of John in Latin, written in a script that has been regarded as a model of elegant simplicity.

 

Language: Latin

Pages: 94

 

Reproduction Details:

 

The hardcover books are made with two pieces of real wood on the inside. The leather is a lamb skin with texture added, we source from a small supplier is New York state. The Glue we use to attach the leather to the wood is made at our facility and is a period correct wheat glue. Along the spine we use a modern perfect binding with modern glue to make the binding last longer that the older style. We also add three layers of mull cloth to the outside of the perfect binding , drying in between each layer, the mull cloth is a traditional way to make the binding stiff and strong.

Note:

We have 4 book available  in the leather pictured above.

All of our facsimiles are made after the order is placed. Please allow 2-3 weeks for notification of shipment.

 

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