Depictions of very old book bindings that were in the British Museum in 1889. Taken from Henry B. Wheatley’s “Remarkable bindings in the British Museum, selected for their beauty or historic interest.”

“Commission from Venerio, doge of Venice, In dark red leather, Venetian, A.D. 1554. Plate XIV, Page 30. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/remarkablebindin00whea/page/30/mode/1up
“English and Italian songs, English binding, with Arms of Queen Anne.” Plate XXII. Page 46. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/remarkablebindin00whea/page/46/mode/1up
“Description de Toute la terre saincte. Embroidered binding from the Library of Henry VIII.” Plate XXIII. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/remarkablebindin00whea/page/n114/mode/1up
“H. Petrarcha, Embroidered binding belonging to Queen Katharine Parr.” Plate XXIV, page 52. Collections of and digitalized by the Getty Research Institute. In the public domain due to age. via https://archive.org/details/remarkablebindin00whea/page/52/mode/1up