Saturday, August 30, 2014


Charles I binding

Yesterday's 17th-century portrait miniatures from the Royal Collection paved the way for today's happy display of 17th-century bindings from the royal library  tooled, inlaid, embossed, embroidered.

Eikon Basilike binding 

Cardinal Alderano Cybo binding

Embroidered Prince of Wales binding

Embroidered Charles II binding

Embossed leather Prince of Wales binding

James II binding

Armorial binding of Charles II, open to engraved portrait and the text of

An Appeal to Caesar : wherein Gold and Silver is Proved to be the King's Majestie's ROYAL COMMODITY / By THO. VIOLET of London, Goldsmith. Printed in the Year 1660.