The front cover of the newly digitised Geese Book Pigskin binding with brass. This book is x in size with gilt, stamped edges. Manuscript made available online yesterday by the good people at the Arizona Center for Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
'The Codex Aureus of St. Emmeram' -- Dated 870 -- Illuminated Gospel Book -- Gold cover with precious gemstones, sapphires, emeralds, & pearls -- An important example of Carolingian art, as well of one of very few surviving treasure bindings of this date.
Considered the finest surviving Coptic binding, original contents unknown; binding is "tooled goatskin over papyrus boards, decorated with onlaid panels of red leather tracery sewn to a gilded leather ground.