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Vellum and the making of a book

Vellum and the making of a book

During the early medieval period in Western Europe, parchment or young animal skins were the preferred writing surface for manuscripts.

We explore some of the characteristics of the material, and how it was cut down and sewn together to create the book form with which we are so familiar today.

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