Before attaching the cover, edges of the text-block would firstly be trimmed and polished. Then the block would be firmly compressed in a press, covered with paint and decorated in a desired pattern.

Decorated book edges in the [...] MANUALE CONTROVERSIARUM [...] by Martinus Becanus (Cologne, 1697).


  • Title: Decorated book edge
  • Date Created: 18th c.
  • Type: Book
  • Rights: Vilnius University Library
  • Medium: Paste paper

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