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Decorative Book Binding

decorative book binding
    book binding
  • the process of assembling the book from a number of pages. Books can be bound in leather, they can be hardback, they can be paperback, etc.
  • Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of paper or other material. It usually involves attaching covers to the resulting text-block.
  • binding: the protective covering on the front, back, and spine of a book; "the book had a leather binding"
  • (decoratively) in a decorative manner; "used decoratively at Christmas"
  • (decorativeness) an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive
  • Relating to decoration
  • Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental
  • cosmetic: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"
decorative book binding - Loan Collection
Loan Collection of Decorative Bindings, Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Other Bibliographical Specimens From the Libraries of Philadelphia
Loan Collection of Decorative Bindings, Rare Books, Manuscripts, and Other Bibliographical Specimens From the Libraries of Philadelphia
This is an OCR edition without illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website ( You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Published by: Academy of the fine arts in 1893 in 63 pages; Subjects: Fine bindings; Rare books; Manuscripts; Antiques

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English binding, 16th century
English binding, 16th century
Gold tooling (a decorative technique where a design is pressed into gold leaf that has been laid over the cover of a book) arrived in England in the early 16th century. The technique had been invented in the Arab world at least as early as the 13th century and was imported to Europe via the Italian trading ports in the mid 15th century. This London binding with cloth ties has been gold-tooled with a rare arabesque panel stamp. Panel stamps are large rectangular tools carrying pictorial or abstract designs, sometimes big enough to fill the cover of a small book in one stamping action. They were a timesaving measure and were particularly common on small books. The more labour-intensive alternative was to build up a pattern through repeated stamping using small individual stamps. Bequeathed to the Alexander Turnbull Library in 1973 by Sir Arthur Howard. Upper cover of Proverbes, ecclesiastes or preacher (Imprinted at London: by Richard Jugge the thyrd daye of Nouember, [1550?]
Poetical Works of Fitz-Green Halleck.
Poetical Works of Fitz-Green Halleck.
By: Fitz-Green Halleck. New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1847. Binding Description: 8vo. Bound in dark blue cloth, with a blind-stamped decorative border on both boards, a gilt illustration in the center of the front board, and a blind-stamped illustration in the center of the rear board. Gilt decoration and title on spine. Binding Decoration Description: The gilt illustration in the center of the front board is of Alnwick Castle. The same illustration is blindstamped in the center of the rear board. Elaborate geometric gilt decoration on whole of spine. Endpaper Description: Patterned endpapers, with red diagonal crosses.

decorative book binding
decorative book binding
Book bindings: historical and decorative
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