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This paper examines Portland State’s 1490 codex as a material object by studying the stamp designs on its covers to determine where and when it may have been bound.
Four stamp designs are discernible, and these were compared to rubbings of stamp designs from fifteenth- and sixteenth-century incunable bindings in the Einbanddatenbank and Scott Husby Database. The findings from this study point to Erfurt, Germany, and more specifically the workshop of Nicolaus von Havelberg (active 1477–1506), as the probable binding site.
European History | History | Medieval History | Medieval Studies
Kirkpatrick, Allison, "Studying the Binding of Portland State’s Codex to Localize Production" (2022). Extra-Textual Elements. 7.