Database of Gothic binding stamps

Over the last 30 years and in its function as Manuscript Centre the manuscript department of the Herzog Augst Bibliothek has collected reproductions (Durchreibungen) from binding stamps of own and external holdings. This collection of reproductions has been sorted systematically according to the motives and documented in a card catalog.

The aim of the project has been to digitise the reproductions, transfer them to a national database and make them accessible over internet. By that a synopsis of the stamps used in the German territory of that time should be achieved.

The results of the project are accessible through the portal Einbanddatenbank ( The work will be carried on on own expense.



Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Contact: Monika Strziga