I saw this binding in the Stiftsbibliothek St Gallen earlier this year with a type of cover that I have never seen before. It is made up from two pieces of manuscript waste (written locally, 11th or 12th century), one on each side, which overlap on the spine, to which they are adhered. The spine edges of both pieces have slots cut into them to fit on each side of the sewing supports, the slips of which are laced though the sides and trapped by the pastedowns. I am thinking of calling the cover type a ‘laced comb cover’, but has anyone seen another? The book inside is: Historia dess leidens und stärbens, Konstanz: [Balthasar Romätsch],1545 (Stiftsbiblothek St Gallen, EE r V 26.1). The library has kindly given us permission to reproduce these images.