Islamic binding: Detail Photo: István Borbás/National Library of Sweden Oriental full leather binding with a flap, ca. The book belonged to a Turk captured in Argos in 1686 by Kristoffer Ekeblad, a soldier with the Venetian forces.
How to bind your own notebooks/sketchbooks. I've done it several times using old hardcovers on the outside. This tutorial is my bible for diy book binding. (It's on how to replace the paper in a Moleskine.