Details from the rear cover of the Lindau Gospels. Gilt silver, enamel, and jeweled bookcover [Probably Salzburg, ca. 760–90] Earlier binding used as lower cover on Lindau Gospels, Abbey of St. Gall, Switzerland, late ninth century 350 x 275 mm Purchased by Pierpont Morgan, 1901; MS M. 1 Source: http://j.mp/1eJFIlc A book cover that looks like jewelry. And it’s over a thousand years old! Awesome.