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Edited by Livio Ambrogio

Catalogue of an exhibition held at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana within the framework of Europalia 2003 Italia. The catalogue casts an eye over seven centuries of the 'fortuna' of Dante as seen in editions of his work. Some of them are important, others are merely curious but they may yet be significant as giving us an insight into the spirit of the age.

Edited by fra' John Edward Critien, Maroma Camilleri and Joseph Schiro

This volume has been published in conjunction with the exhibition 'Fine Bookbindings' held at Fort St Angelo, Birgu, Malta, 5th November-5th December, 1999.

Binding structures in the Middle Ages

A Selection of Studies by Berthe van Regemorter


Berthe van Regemorter

Berthe van Regemorter learned the craft of bookbinding in Brussels before joining the workshop of the famous British bookbinders Sangorsky and Sutcliffe. In 1923 she entered the Vrije Akademie in Antwerp as an instructor. A turning point in her carreer was Henry van de Velde's request to become a lecturer in his newly founded school of visual and decorative arts, La Cambre. But perhaps more important still is the fundamental role that Van Regemorter played in the development of the field 'bookbinding-archeology'. Thanks to her, the current popularity of this research results in the annual publication of several essays and articles. She also led the way in establishing a methodological structural analysis of bookbindings. This volume presents all the work of Berthe van Regemorter, commented and translated into English by Jane Greenfield. The follwing topics are treated: the structure of the binding from the origins of the codex, through Coptic, Armenian, Byzantine, Oriental and European bindings until the late Middle Ages.

Anthony Hobson and Paul Culot

Palazzo della Permanente Milano, 11 marzo-4 aprile 1991. Text in French and English. Anthony Hobson and Paul Culot, two distinguisted scholars in the field of the history of bookbinding, comment on the exuberant variety of decoration on respectively Italian and French 16th century bindings, which evoked the intellectual enthusiasm of priviledged collectors as Apollonio Filareto, G.B. Grimaldi, Antoine Perenot de Granvelle, Marcus Fugger, Jeronimo Ruiz, Giacomo Boncompagni, Jean Grolier, Thomas Mahieu, Thomas Wotton, Jacques te Malenfant, Jacques-Auguste de Thou, kings and queens, royal favourites, courtesans, soldiers, lawyers, financiers, prelates, etc. All the bindings belong to the collections of the Bibliotheca Wittockiana and are acquired by Michel Wittock. This volume contains the reproductions of 74 16th century bindings and their descriptions, and several indexes.

Edited by B.H. Breslauer

Exhibition held at the Bibliotheca Wittockiana, October 11-November 22, 1986.


Edited by Georges Colin

Fifteen essays on the history of bookbinding by distinguished authors focus on themes as methodology in the history of bookbinding, provenance research, the dating of bindings, techniques of decoration and binding, etc.