Showcase Exhibition | 31.01.2018 – 12.10.2018

Highlights of the Liberna Collection

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The Liberna study room remains open presenting the highlights of our collection. Highlights – visual and otherwise – from the Liberna Collection include the so-called Sigmaringen Psalter, bound in blue velvet with gold embroidery, from the early thirteenth century, and the twelve-part Blaeu Atlas, uniformly bound in vellum, from the seventeenth century. A Luther Bible, bound in the seventeenth century, even features a rather unusual exterior: it’s made of black-dyed sharkskin. The works on view are mainly book bindings – from classic full leather bindings with blind stamping or gilding to different types of cloth bindings to rather extraordinary examples, including a chained book and a “kangaroo binding.”

Please contact us for an appointment at least three days prior to the date you would like to visit (visits must take place during our usual opening hours) 

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Bindings | © Draiflessen Collection (Liberna), Mettingen, Foto/photo: Henning Rogge