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Description of binding
Codex under shelfmark Cod. Lat. 415, kept by National Széchényi Library, has a blind-tooled brown full leather binding, featuring leather onlays. The binding had been made in the 15th century in Florence. Ornamentation of the left and right boards is identical. Spine cover was made later. The book was originally fastened with four pairs of left-to-right fastening, trefoild clasps. At the head of the right board, the trace of a chain can be detected. The parchment quires are sewn all along on four double white leather sewing supports with kettle stitches. The endband is a compound endband sewn with two colors on a brown core. The gilded edge of the book is decorated with gauffered diamond net and rosettes. The book was restored in 1989-90 by Zsuzsanna Lente in the Restoration Laboratory of National Széchényi Library. As all four sewing supports had been broken, the textblock was re-sewn during restoration.