Dos å Dos, a book not a dance

Exploring art and history one can find wonderful objects.  The dos-à-dos or back to back binding of a book was popular in the 16th and 17th centuries.  These books are very rare to find today.  

 

Not only would it be somewhat practical, in that there would be one less ‘cover’ to create in the making, but the two ‘books’ would relate topically.  Their usual subject matter was that of a devotional nature.  Perhaps the Old and New Testament or prayers and psalms would be the complement to the other side.

 

Such a curiosity to view these old books and consider their readers as well as the hands that made them.   View the credits to the books shown here.

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