History: "Homilary" is a richly illuminated, 14th-century German sermon, and is particularly interesting for its rare bifolium of drawings, bound in at the front of the book. The headgear worn by the nuns in the drawings is characteristic of Cistercensian and Premostratensian nuns, in northern Germany as early as circa 1320.
Reproduction Details: The hardcover books are made with two pieces of real wood on the inside. The leather is a 4 oz cowhide, from a small supplier in 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. We also add three layers of mull cloth to the outside of the perfect binding, drying in between each layer, a traditional way to make the binding stiff, strong, and resilient.
Note: All of our facsimiles are made to order. Please allow 4-6 weeks for notification of shipment.