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BOOK-BINDING IN FLORENCE

THE CODEX AMIATINUS FACSIMILE
 

Sergio Giovannoni sewing on the frame assembled with 4 double strings

The thread is passed with the needle into the gathering and wound around the strings

The needle with thread has been pulled tight and is stopped by a kettle stitch.

The loom with view of the four double strings

The needle is passed into the gathering

Silk double colour fittings at top and bottom of codex

Detail of the fittings

The sewn codex with view of the wooden boards to be covered in leather, for which see below:
 


 
 

This half-facsimile of the Codex Amiatinus (reduced in size from the A.D. 716 original which requires two men to carry it), is available for purchase from La Meta Editore. It reproduces the most authoritative Vulgate Bible, originally translated by Jerome, Paula and Eustochium from the Hebrew and Greek into Latin, this volume being copied at Wearmouth Jarrow in Northumbria from the copy brought there, written out by Cassiodorus, and next brought by Bede's Abbot Ceolfrith to Italy to present to the Pope. It is now in Florence's Laurentian Library and the original is too precious and too large to consult. For further scholarly papers concerning the Codex Amiatinus see The City and the Book II: The Alphabet, the Bible, Florence, 2001, especially the files /aleph2.html, /aleph3.html, /aleph4.html The facsimile is a worthy addition to any theological or university library worth its salt, conveying the foundation of our Western Civilization.

For further information write to Manuela Vestri, info@lameta.com

SISMEL (Società Internazionale per lo Studio del Medio Evo Latino) of the University of Florence also publishes a CD of the Codex Amiatinus
 

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