A Short History of Bookbinding and a Glossary of Styles and Terms Used in Binding, with a Brief Account of the Celebrated Binders and Patrons of Bookbinding from Whom the Various Styles are Named, Description of Leathers, Etc
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Aldus Art of Bookbinding artistic bands of geometric BINDERS AND PATRONS book-cover books bound Cambridge CELEBRATED BINDERS centre century the names certainly be given Ceylon CHISWICK PRESS cloth coloured compartments linked Covent Garden covers decorated leather DENTELLE Derome DESCRIPTION OF LEATHERS distinguished patron edge Eve Nicholas famous binders fastened filled with small Finishing folios formed France Gascon GLOSSARY OF STYLES gold lines Grolier Grolierii half calf Hand-coloured Harleian style Henry IV History of Bookbinding inexpensive Binding interlaced circles intricate design Italian printer Kalthoeber lacework leaden tablets lettering Little Gidding London Marguerite de Valois Morocco and calf name of fanfare PATRONS OF BOOKBINDING RED MOROCCO Roger Payne scrolls separate leaves Shaftesbury Avenue sheets Short History sides sixteenth century small floral ornaments small tools solid face specimens square panel STYLES AND TERMS STYLES ARE NAMED Sueil suitable for public Tooling.—Ornamentation trade VARIOUS STYLES vellum VELVET Venetian Venice woodcut workmanship ZAEHNSDORF
Page 8 - who loved the art, had his books bound under his own supervision in the most costly manner. His designs consisted of bold gold lines arranged geometrically with great accuracy, crossing one another and intermixed with small leaves or sprays. These were in outlines shaded or filled up with closely worked cross lines. Not, however,
Page 15 - GLOSSARY OF STYLES AND TERMS USED IN BINDING, WITH A BRIEF ACCOUNT OF THE CELEBRATED BINDERS AND PATRONS OF BOOKBINDING FROM WHOM THE VARIOUS STYLES ARE NAMED, DESCRIPTION OF LEATHERS, ETC.
Page 6 - shelves, and had small cedar tablets hanging from them upon which their titles were inscribed. The ordinary books for general use were fastened strongly at the back, with wooden boards for the sides, and simply a piece of leather up the back. In the sixth century, bookbinding had already taken its place as an " Art,
Page 9 - perfection. Francis I. and the succeeding monarchs, with the French nobility, placed the art on such a high eminence, that even now we are compelled to look to these great masterpieces as models of style. Not only was the exterior elaborate in ornament, but the edges were gilded and tooled, and even painted.
Page 5 - pass on from these, and make another pause, when vellum strips were attached together in one continuous length with a roller at each end. The reader unrolled the one, and rolled the other as he perused the work. Books, prized either for their rarity, sacred character, or costliness, would be kept in a round box or case, so that the appearance of a library in Ancient Jerusalem would seem
Page 8 - The art of printing gave new life to our trade, and, during the fifteenth century, bookbinding made great progress on account of the greater facility and cheapness with which books were produced. The printer was then his own binder; but as books increased in number, bookbinding became a separate trade
Page 9 - satisfied with these simple traceries, he embellished them still more by staining or painting them black, green, red, and even with silver, so that they formed bands interlacing each other in a most graceful manner.
Page 6 - a silken string tied through one end so loosely as to admit of each leaf being laid down flat when turned over. When the mode of preserving MS. on animal membrane or vellum in separate leaves came into use, the binding was at first