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Anselme Faust Writes the Earliest European Manual on Bookbinding


Anselme Faust wrote Cunst der boeckbinders handwerck. Arfice des relieurs de livres in 1612. This manuscript in two parts, bound back to back, containing the text written in both Fremish and French, is the earliest European manual on bookbinding. It is preserved in the Plantin Moretus Museum, Antwerp.

Pollard, Early Bookbinding Manuals (1984) no. 38.

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