Database of Book Bindings

Database of Book Bindings

The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek holds the largest collection of medieval manuscripts and incunabula in Germany, and, due to its extensive holdings of printed books of the 16th century, also as rich a collection of book bindings of the 15th and 16th century. Since a great part of the old holdings was acquired by the library in the course of the secularisation of Old Bavarian and Swabian monasteries, the majority of the late medieval and early modern book bindings were crafted by book binders of the region. The book bindings are scholarly assigned to individual workshops with the aid of lists of the decor elements used, i. e. stamps, rolls and plates, of which rubbings are prepared. The Bayerische Staatsbibliothek holds an extensive collection of such rubbings, which has only been categorised roughly and catalogued rudimentarily in internal files so far. This source material will now be digitised and catalogued in the common German book bindings database, in order to make it available for research in the fields of the history of books and art, and to thus enable new findings concerning the origin, distribution and reception of manuscripts and early printed books.

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Manuscripts
Manuscripts

Medieval and modern manuscripts from all over the world, letters and autographs, music manuscripts

Old Printings
Old Printings

Incunabula, block books, single sheet prints, emblem books, modern books, sinica

Maps & Images
Maps & Images

Maps, city plans, townscapes, architectural drawings, coats of arms, cartograms, watermarks

Music
Music

Music sheets, musical manuscripts

Newspapers
Newspapers

Daily and weekly newspapers, scholarly journals

Journals
Journals

Historical and current scientific journals, publication series

Reference Works
Reference Works

Reference books, dictionaries and encyclopedias

History
History

Scientific works about history and folklore

Sources
Sources

Sources and editions of sources for historical research

Bequests & Autographs
Bequests & Autographs

Bequests & Autographs

Bavarica
Bavarica

About Bavaria

Image Archive
Image Archive

Portraits and topographical views, photographic archives Heinrich Hoffmann, Felicitas Timpe, Bernhard Johannes and Georg Fruhstorfer.

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Miscellaneous

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Subjects

Our digitized works by the classic shelf number classification of the Bavarian State Library

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Authors

Our digitized works alphabetically by author names

Time
Time

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Place of publication
Place of publication

Our digitized works by place of publication

Publishing houses
Publishing houses

Our digitized works by their publishing or printing houses

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Latest Additions

Recently digitized works, by online publication date

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