Author: Monk Eadfrith
The Lindisfarne Gospels is an illuminated manuscript gospel book produced around the year 700 in a monastery off the coast of Northumberland at Lindisfarne. The manuscript is one of the finest works in the unique style of Hiberno-Saxon or Insular art, combining Mediterranean,Anglo-Saxon and Celtic elements.The manuscripts is presumed to be the work of a monk named Eadfrith, who became Bishop of Lindisfarne in 698 and died in 721.
The hardcover books are made with two pieces of real wood on the inside. The leather is a 4 oz cowhide from a small supplier is New York state. The Glue we use to attach the leather to the wood is made at our facility and is a period correct wheat glue. Along the spine we use a modern perfect binding with modern glue to make the binding last longer that the older style. We also add three layers of mull cloth to the outside of the perfect binding , drying in between each layer, the mull cloth is a traditional way to make the binding stiff and strong.
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