This description is a preliminary draft and is subject to change without notice
Uppsala University Library, Gr. 12
New Testament (excl. Revelation)
ii, 328, ii' ff.
170 × 120 mm
Byzantine style binding, possibly original. Brown goat leather over wooden boards, cut flush with the bookblock; thickness 10 mm (left board), 12 mm (right board); shallow grooves in board edges, stopping short of the corners.
Unsupported sewing at 3 stations prepared with v-nick at distances measuring [20, =change-over station?] 55, 90, 128 mm from head edge. Sewing thread of medium thickness, s-ply. Board attachment: small portion of the thread present on the inner face. Raised endbands extending onto board edges, primary sewing in plain thread on two cores.
Bookmarks: one endband string marker with knot in front of the headband; numerous leaf tab markers in leather at foredge – a couple in green, most in dark brown, some missing. Imprints of two triple interlaced strap fastenings visible on inside of right board; foredge pins missing .
Binding dimensions: 185 × 130 × 85 mm
Unit I:12th-13th cent.