All-Metal Book Bindings in the 19th Century
|Keywords||all-metal book bindings – repoussé – hallmarking – Himmelschlüssel – folk culture|
|Type of Article||Peer-reviewed|
|Citation||SLOVIK, Radomír a SLOVIK-VÁVROVÁ, Hana. All-Metal Book Bindings in the 19th Century. Acta Musei Nationalis Pragae – Historia litterarum. Prague: National Museum, 2018, 63(3-4), 96–104. DOI: https://doi.org/10.2478/amnpsc-2018-0013. ISSN 2570-6861 (Print), 2570-687X (Online). Also available from: https://publikace.nm.cz/en/periodicals/amnphl/63-3-4/all-metal-book-bindings-in-the-19th-century|
The article presents the results of the research activities of Hana Slovik-Vávrová concerning the mapping of preserved all-metal brass book bindings in the collections of institutions in the Czech Republic. She has recorded a total of 145 of these exceptional book bindings from between the end of the 18th century and the 1920s, coming from 18 organisations. All-metal book bindings have not been devoted enough attention although they represent a very interesting chapter in the history of book binding. An outcome of this work is a comprehensive description and detailed documentation of all researched all-metal book bindings. A valuable part is a catalogue of book bindings and of ornaments used in the decoration of all-metal book bindings.