Scholar’s bindings were put together with the materials available, without access to bookbinding training, techniques or tools.
A list of materials and video tutorial demonstrating how to make an Irish Scholar’s Notebook at home
The Bolton Library comprises almost two-thirds of a kilometre of shelving
A contemporary reference to a new invention… on the penultimate leaf!
Introduction to the Bolton Library Collection at UL
A reindeer from this 1704 History of Lapland, Bolton Library
The nativity depicted in this inital letter, 1550, Bolton Library
Description of Holly and Ivy from Christopher Merrett’s work, 1667
The December weather report from 1688, Bolton Library
A bilingual sermon (Latin and Ethiopic) on the nativity, 1660
Map of the Journeyings of Our Saviour Jesus Christ, 1712, from our Bolton Collection
An image of the Madonna and Child, embossed on a leather binding, 1568