Black and gold decorative binding and gauffered edge of an Album Amicorum owned by Johann Conrad Kraft. An Album Amicorum is a manuscript book in which people recorded names and signatures of people they met, scenes they encountered in travel and mottos. This particular book is described in the Laing handlist as an "Album of Latin Verses, with curious coloured drawings. 17th century".
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Albums of Latin Verses, with curious coloured drawings, 1645-1654. The Laing Collection, La.III.526. Edinburgh University Library Special Collections. http://lac-archives-live.is.ed.ac.uk:8081/repositories/2/archival_objects/16255 Accessed July 07, 2020.