Tooled leather book bag, book 9th c. though bag may be earlier as it would hold a book larger than that it now holds; the lock is of a later date. Ireland.The Armagh book bag is complete and made of (now) black leather with tooled decoration and shoulder strap. Trinity College, Dublin. Link has 2 other leather book bags.
Nov 9th: Miniature handbound leather book with gold details. The gold seems to work quite well on the brown, though it’s definitely fiddly work as the book is just over 2cm at widest and any mistakes are permanent! By QueenHare for the Design Every Day Project
Europa Reenactment Also dated to the 8th or 9th century is the Corpus Christi Budget, kept in Library of Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Though very damaged on the front it has a decoratively scalloped flap, decorated with tooled interlaced bands. It has a strap much broken and repaired with thongs, and would have been approximately 19 x 14 x 5.7 cm.