Fugger binder

Binding based on the work of the 16th century “Fugger binder” or the “Venetian Apple Binder” kept in the Spanish Royal collection. His name was given to him because he worked almost exclusively for the Augsburg banker Johann Jakob Fugger. Johann Jakob Fugger was more interested in arts and literature than he was in taking care of his business. This imbalance led to bankruptcy and in 1571 he had to sell his bookcollection to King Albrecht V of Bayern. This collection forms today the base of the Bayerische Staatsbibliothek.


Abrégé des vies des principaux fondateurs des réligions de l’église, représentez dans le choeur de l’abbaie de S. Lambert de Liessies en Haynaut.

Anvers, Martin Nutius, 1634.
38 gravures de C. Et Th. Galle.


Bound on 5 cow leather supports, showing as raised bands on the spine.
Blind tooled and with a gold line.
Primary sewed headband.
Natural cow leather over paste boards.
In the middle of the back a blind tooled line.
The upper cover and half of the back coloured in red, the other half of the back and the lower cover dark blue.
Panel designs guilded and blind tooled, in the corners leaf tools guilded.
Leaf tools and circles guilded on the back.
Title on the upper cover.

Fugger binder

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