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An example of early European bookbinding awaits repair at the Army Medical Library in Cleveland sometime in the early 1940s. The inventory of the Library’s rare books, in preparation for the transfer to Cleveland, revealed many such deteriorated bindings. This led to Harold W. Jones establishing the bindery in Cleveland.
These are some of the books rebound in the Army Medical Library in Cleveland between 1943 and 1947. The style and details of the bindings varied according to the age of the book. Library staff rebound these 15th-century books in full morocco leather, a durable form of goatskin traditionally associated with fine bookbinding. (Courtesy of Stephen J. Greenberg.)