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Triple cover board binding structure, gold leather headbands with top edge in gold, brown Harmatan goatskin for the top cover, gold leather middle, and dark blue goatskin for the doublures, flyleaves are blue suede leather. A cut through technique is…
Quarter leather orange goatskin, marbled paper boards with vellum tipped corners, writing pen and title label attached. Gold-tooled title on spine.
Resewn on three cords. Full red Harmatan goatskin with onlays and tooling. Custom leather and silk box.
Full leather binding of salmon color goatskin with leather onlays, pewter and blind tooling. The top edge is gilt with white gold.
Bound in a full leather closed joint binding with sculpted boards in emerald green, royal blue, and purple Niger goatskin with silver kid. Gold-tooled titling on the spine, blind tooling and multicolored leather onlays on the front board. Top edge…
Full leather with pink calf and black and beige goat, various colors of onlay, title gold-tooled on the spine, and lined Moriki dyed endpapers. The illustrations were removed from the brittle support pages, washed to remove acid. The original cloth…
Full leather binding of black goatskin with raised surfaces and blind-tooled lines. Top edge gilt. Gold-tooled title on spine.
Half leather binding of maroon goatskin sewn on five raised cords. Central panel of goatskin parchment with calligraphy based on the original manuscript of the play. Gold-tooled title on spine.
Wraparound interlocking full leather binding of blue goatskin with relief onlays and gold tooling. Top edge gilt and gauffered. Gold-tooled title on spine.
Modified split board structure in a style developed by Jan Sobota, acrylic hand-painted leather cover, green textured sheepskin on interior boards. Complementary leather cord headbands, alcohol paper endsheets created specifically for this binding,…
The book is sewn on five frayed linen cords, all text block edges left rough, and bound in full Oasis goatskin using a modified, but traditional, French style. The binding is decorated with multicolored leather onlays to an abstracted cruciform…
This commentary on the New Testament by the Catholic theologian Erasmus of Rotterdam, contains numerous passages that were inked out or excised by a censor because they were considered inconsistent with traditional interpretations of the scriptures.…
Throughout the history of Christianity, various ecclesiastical authorities have argued that their jurisdiction over the censorship of books has a scriptural basis. To that end, the Index librorum prohibitorum published by the Catholic Church in 1758…
The first papal decree to list forbidden writings was the Decretum Gelasianum, attributed to Pope Gelasius (d. 496). While this list canonized the works of St. Augustine, St. Jerome, and other "orthodox fathers," it also enumerated which Christian…
This catalogue of heretical writings was compiled during the first years of the Protestant Reformation by Bernard of Luxemburg, a Dominican theologian and Inquisitor of Cologne. It was among the first publications to identify the "heretical" works of…
The second edition of the Catalogus haereticorum includes an allegorical woodcut of the "statua hereticalis" ("effigy of the heretic"). While the heretic listens to the hot air bellowed into his ear by a winged demon, two other monsters below prepare…
The Catholic Church actively defended its suppression of controversial literature. This collection of seven essays by the Bishop of Roermond in the Netherlands includes one concerning the need for censorship of the press. Praising the essential role…
The first widely circulated English version of the Bible, translated from St. Jerome's Latin by followers of John Wycliffe, was outlawed in 1408 by Archbishop Thomas Arundel of Canterbury. Arundel's council ruled that the use of unauthorized…
This magnificently illuminated Missal was censored in the sixteenth century by order of Henry VIII (1491–1547). Unable to resolve his religious, political, and personal conflicts with Pope Clement VII and Pope Paul III, the king broke with the Roman…
This translation of the Legenda aurea by William Caxton (c. 1422–1491) is the first English edition of Jacobus de Voragine's highly popular compendium of saints' lives. In Bridwell Library's copy, as in several others that survive, several leaves…
William Tyndale's essay on Christ's parable of the unjust steward (Luke 16) was 1 of 18 works prohibited in England by mandate of the Archbishop of Canterbury in 1526. Influenced by Martin Luther's tract in 1522, Tyndale's version likely was in print…
This pamphlet on the proposed marriage between Queen Elizabeth I (1533–1603) and Francis, Duke of Anjou (1555–1584), argued that English sovereignty, religion, and morality would be undermined by the queen's union with this Catholic French suitor.…
In 1643, church authorities ensured that the poet John Milton was refused a license to publish a controversial essay in favor of the right to divorce. In response, Milton composed the pamphlet entitled Areopagitica (after the ancient Athenian court…
The Catholic theologian Erasmus of Rotterdam continued to modify his Annotationes on the New Testament for many years following their first publication in 1516. In 1526, however, the Annotationes were condemned by the Faculty of Theology at the…
In this three-part work, the most conservative of the theologians at the University of Paris outlined his objections to the commentaries of two leading biblical scholars, Jacques Lefèvre d'Étaples (c. 1455–1546) and Erasmus of Rotterdam. Béda's…