Text and decorations may be framed within decorated borders/edges. This technique developed around 1300 and was particularly popular during the Renaissance. A typical border is a frame decorated with plants, flowers or animals containing a picture that is relevant for the text.

AM 71 8vo

Dutch prayer book from the 15th century.

AM 73 8vo

Prayer book from the 15th century containing texts in Middle Low German, Latin, and Danish.


AM 429 12mo

Collection of female legends in Icelandic from around 1500, also known as the Kirkjubæjarbók (book from Kirkeby).