Exhibition of Bookbindings

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Burlington Fine Arts Club, 1891 - Bookbinders - 132 pages
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Page lv - Lewis added business qualities which won for him respect as well as admiration. Dibdin says of him: "The particular talent of Lewis consists in uniting the taste of Roger Payne with a freedom of forwarding and squareness of finishing peculiarly his own. His books appear to move on silken hinges. His joints are beautifully squared, and wrought upon with studded gold: and in his inside decorations he stands without a compeer.
Page lix - Modern bookbinding practically considered : A lecture read before the Grolier Club of New York, March 25, 1885, with additions and new illustrations; by William Matthews.
Page lix - Monuments inédits ou peu connus faisant partie du cabinet de G. Libri, et qui se rapportent à l'histoire des arts du dessin considérés dans leur application à l'ornement des livres.
Page lxi - Catalogue illustré de la bibliothèque de feu M. le Marquis de Morante, précédé d'une notice biographique par M. Fr. Asenjo Barbieri et de quelques mots sur cette bibliothèque par M. Paul Lacroix.
Page vi - ... and indestructibility. But for appearance' sake in early mediaeval times the finest books received an ivory, silver, or even gold binding, and the sides were carved or worked into embossed figures and set with jewels ; and sometimes even wooden sides were highly ornamented. Thus the Latin Gospel of St. John, taken from the tomb of St. Cuthbert, and now at Stonyhurst, is described as bound (in the tenth...
Page xvii - We propose to consider the subject as it falls naturally into three main periods ; the first from 1494, when Aldus Manutius had his printing press at Venice, to the end of the i6th century. This was the period of Maioli and Grolier, of the royal bindings done for Francis I. and Henri II. The art attained almost at once its highest perfection, at all events from the point of view of design. Secondly, the I7th century, with which are associated the names of the Eves and Le Gascon.
Page 95 - The back lined with thin morocco to make it open very easy & strong finished in the most magnificent manner with Broad Borders of small Tool Work insides & morocco joints. The outsides finished in the highest Taste with ornamental corners of oak leaves and small tool.
Page v - ... to strip off and pay into the king's treasury all gold and silver found on Popish books of devotion.
Page 44 - Brieve instruction pour armer tous bons fideles contre les erreurs de la secte commune des anabaptistes (Geneva: Jean Girard, 1544), OC 7, col. 53. their "venomous malice...
Page xxxv - Navarre, the whole being surrounded by the collars of the Orders of St. Michel and the St. Esprit.

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