Whilst not specifically related to bookbinding/marbling, the Calouste
Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon is well worth a visit.
From their brochure - "The Arts of the Book are represented in the Museum
by some important illuminated manuscripts, most of which came from famous
collections and are attributed to notable illuminators. Calouste
Gulbenkian formed a splendid library, and the visitor is shown various
examples which include not only the illuminated manuscripts but also
printed books, mainly of French origin, of the 16th to the 20th centuries."
Can't help with opening times for the Museum.
Within the University of Coimbra, (Portugal) there is an amazing 18th
century library which is still in use. Can't advise about access, as I saw
it as part of an organised tour.
At 06:04 14/12/00 -0400, you wrote:
>A friend of mine will be visiting Spain and Portugal in December and
>January. She is a bookbinder, and is looking for tips about places to
>visit, collections etc. She has enquired among bookbinders, and hasn't
>yielded anything, so I now turn to all of you to ask if you may know of
>anyone/anything/anyplace, that could be recommended...