Production of Medieval Manuscript Codices: a Video

Circa 1200

In 2010 the Getty Museum uploaded a video to YouTube that explains the basics of making a medieval manuscript book, from the production of parchment, preparing the parchment for writing, folding the parchment into quires, the making of quill pens and ink, ruling the parchment pages for writing, writing the text, creating illuminations, sewing the gatherings onto cords, attaching the cords to covers, covering the covers and finishing the binding:

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