Ancient Egyptians used black ink for writing the main body of text, while red ink was often used to highlight headings, instructions, or keywords. Research into the composition of ink has transformed ideas around Ancient Egyptian writing practices.
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One of the oldest surviving hand-lettered gospels, the Eikosiphoinissa Manuscript 220, is being returned to the Greek monastery it was pilfered from during the first World War. The manuscript was looted in 1917 by Bulgarian soldiers.
143-Year-Old First Edition of the Evening Telegraph Restored Using Modern Paper Conservation Techniques
The Evening Telegraph was first published on March 1, 1877 – over 143 years ago. Emma Fraser is a bookbinder and conservator who is professionally accredited by the Institute of Conservation, and she carried out a careful repair on this historic first edition newspaper.
Dame Judi Dench, actress and the president of the Brontë Society, supported the Society's call to crowdfund the institution's bid for the second issue of Charlotte Brontë’s Young Men's Magazine at an auction in November.
Researchers Discovered a Missing Part of “The Tale of Genji,” a Novel Written by A Japanese Noblewoman in the Early 11th Century
Designer Bookbinders UK Competition Becomes Biannual and Widens the Scope of the Admissible Projects
As it appears, the interest in the competition had steadily declined over the past few years, so Designer Bookbinders decided to introduce some changes and make the competition into a biannual event.
It was one the first days of the sixth year of archaeological works on the sunken ship Archangel Raphael when one of the marine archaeologists shifted some silt and saw something looking like a book's spine.
Secession Verlag is a small publishing house based in Zurich and Berlin. They just celebrated their tenth anniversary at the gallery P98A, which is located in Berlin. But what's even more impressive is their new book series.
Les Amis de la Reliure Originale is an association that promotes design binding in France. For 26 years it organizes an annual Ephemeral Exhibition to bring together the best French and European professional bookbinders.
One more celebrity appears to be a fan of bookbinding. During her royal tour of Africa, Meghan Markle revealed that book craft not only was her hobby, but she had taught it for some time. Well, always a pleasure to raise awareness for the craft. And if a royalty helps to attract some attention, it’s all for the best! Continue reading →
There are under 50 complete or mostly complete Gutenberg Bibles known to exist today. One of them was a part of William H. Scheide library, that was donated to Princeton in 2015. And it is one of only three books remaining in the original binding.