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Types of Book Decoration

Abstract

Acorn

All over design

"A style of finishing in which the entire cover,as distinct from the corners, center or borders,is decorated by a single motif, multiple motifs,or a decorative roll." [1]

Allegorical panel

American

Antique

Apollo and Pegasus

Architectural

Armorial

"Leather or cloth bindings embossed with armorial seals or plaques, frequently in a panel, or embroidered bindings in which the arms were raised in relief and worked in thread." [2]

Art noveau

Azured or hatched motifs

Bindings decorated with an azured tool, which has "closely spaced parallel lines cut diagonally across its surface". [3]

Backless

Basketwork

Bradel

A type of binding that originated in Germany with the shop of Alexis Pierre Bradel. Characterized by a hollow back, similar to a library binding, and generally having split boards that were attached to the text block by a cloth spine lining. Many bindings "a la Bradel" are quarter bound with cloth or leather spine and paper sides.

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Cambridge

"Books bound in this style were sewn on raised cords, covered in calfskin that was masked and sprinkled in such a manner as to leave a stained central rectangular panel, a plain rectangular frame, which, in turn, was surrounded by a stained outside frame. The books had Dutchmarble endpapers and red edges. The spine was pieced with red russia leather labels and had double blind lines at head and tail on each side of the raised bands. The covers were decoratedw ith a two-line fillet close to the edges and on each side of the panel. and with a narrow flower roll worked on each side of the panel close to the lines. There were many variations of this style,including some books tooled in gold, and some with marbled covers and sprinkled panels." [4]

Cambridge style in leather

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COLLECTION Courtesy of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin
 
BINDING DESCRIPTION
BINDING TERM Cambridge Binding
DECORATION Check –-Cambridge style, or Cambridge panel style: A style of bookbinding popular at the end of the 17th century and beginning of the 18th. Characterized by three concentric frames (including a perimeter frame) formed with gilt or blind fillets or rolls, with fleurons or other small tools anchoring the corners. The space defined by the frames is often further delineated by sprinkling or toning with acid. Earlier versions of this pattern do not have the multitonal effect. This design is common to all of England, not just Cambridge.
REPAIRS  
COVER material/hardware, etc, corner style/turn ins, repairs brown tanned calfskin
BOARDS material, back cornering pulpboard, gentle shaping
SPINE rounding/ backing lining gently backed
ENDBANDS style, material/color, core material Sewn blue and white?) endbands with front bead. Rolled paper core
SEWING style, # stations, support material lacing in Five raised bands with cord supports, 2 ole lacing.
ENDPAPERS material, # of flyleaves/attachment Double folio sewn on. Evidenceof removed leaves.
TEXT BLOCK material, edge treatment  
HOUSING  
NOTES  
DESCRIBER (s) Meaghan J. Brown, M. Baughman, O. Primanis
Citations/ SEE ALSO See Also: Paper descriptions: Elizabeth Lunning and Roy Perkinson. The Print Council of America Paper Sample Book: A Practical Guide to the Description of Paper. The Print Council of America. Sun Hill Press, 1996.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CATALOGING RECORD accessed 10/08

Uniform title Bible. O.T. Heptateuch. Anglo-Saxon. Aelfric. Selections. 1698.

Title Heptateuchus, liber Job, et Evangelium Nicodemi; Anglo-Saxonice. : Historiæ Judith fragmentum; Dano-Saxonice. / Edidit nunc primum ex mss codicibus Edwardus Thwaites ...

Added title Bible. O.T. Job. Anglo-Saxon. Aelfric. Selections. 1698.

Gospel of Nicodemus. Anglo-Saxon. Selections. 1698.

Bible. O.T. Apocrypha. Judith. Anglo-Saxon. Selections. 1698.

Imprint Oxoniæ: E Theatro Sheldoniano, 1698.

Harry Ransom Center Book Collection BS 130 A45 1698 LIB USE ONLY

Description [8], 168, 32 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. (4to)

Note Contains portions of the Pentateuch, Joshua, Judges and Job in the translation ascribed to Aelfric. Cf. Darlow & Moule.

Signatures: pi?-X?A-2D?

Engraved frontispiece, head-pieces and historiated initials.

This edition is know to exist in at least two issues: in issue 1, the verso of t.p. has the imprimatur of Joh. Meare, Dec. 27, 1697; in issue 2 the verso of t.p. is blank.

HRC copy 1 is issue 1, copy 2 is issue 2. TxU-Hu

Indexed in: Darlow & Moule 1606

Wing B2198

Local note HRC copy 1: inscribed: Wm. Harvey on p. 164; shelfmark of Sir Thomas Phillipps[?]; ms. notations. Copy 2: bookplate with cipher A.C [Arthur Charlett]; formerly classified: Ac/Ae43/698h; accession no.: 658775; paper covers, tooled in the Cambridge style.

Subject Aelfric, Abbot of Eynsham.

Genre Paper covers – England – ca. 1698

Cambridge style bindings

Added author Thwaites, Edward, 1667-1711.

Special collection: Theatrum Sheldonianum, printer/press

Harvey, William, former owner

Phillipps, Thomas, Sir, 1792-1872, former owner

Charlett, Arthur, 1655-1722, former owner

OCLC number 4899857H

Cambridge style done in paper

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University of Texas Cataloging Record
 
BINDING DESCRIPTION
COVER material/hardware, etc corner style/turn ins repairs  
BOARDS material back cornering  
SPINE rounding/ backing lining  
ENDBANDS style material/color core material  
SEWING style #stations support material lacing in  
ENDPAPERS material # of flyleaves/attachment  
TEXT BLOCK material edge treatment  
DECORATION style  
describer (s) Baughman, Metzger, Primanis

Another variant of the Cambridge style done in leather

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COLLECTION Courtesy of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin
 
BINDING DESCRIPTION
BINDING TERM Cambridge style, or Cambridge panel style: A style of bookbinding popular at the end of the 17th century and beginning of the 18th. Characterized by three concentric frames (including a perimeter frame) formed with gilt or blind fillets or rolls, with fleurons or other small tools anchoring the corners. The space defined by the frames is often further delineated by sprinkling or toning with acid. Earlier versions of this pattern do not have the multitonal effect. This design is common to all of England, not just Cambridge.
DECORATION Three concentric frames formed by a single blind fillet. Inner two frames are connected at the corners by a blind fillet, and the inner most frame further decorated by a gold roll and told corner tools. Four gilt fleurons anchor the corners between the second and outermost blind frames. Gold fillets delineate the six raised bands. Gold roll on turnins. Silver corners, central diamond, and clasp furnishings. Catch on the back board. Furnishings are unusual for this period.
REPAIRS Leather repairs at the head and tail. First and last gatherings may have been resewn and endpapers are now heavily tipped.
COVER material/hardware, etc, corner style/turn ins, repairs Full brown sheep or goatskin, uneven turn ins. Corners covered by silver furnishings. Six raised bands. Tightback.
BOARDS material, back cornering Binder's board, unshaped, not back cornered.
SPINE rounding/ backing lining Rounded and backed. Linings are not visible.
ENDBANDS style, material/color, core material Dull beige front bead endbands sewn over tawed supports. Red and blue tie downs found at the front and back of text block suggesting that current endbands are not original.
SEWING style, # stations, support material lacing in Two-on, over six raised bands. Sewing pattern may not be consistent throughout text block. Support material is probably cord.
ENDPAPERS material, # of flyleaves/attachment Dutch pattern curled marbled paper pastedown, and made marbled flyleaf. Front endpapers have two beige (1) thin (2) slightly textured (2) handmade laid paper flyleaves. Rear endpapers have three flyleaves.
TEXT BLOCK material, edge treatment Beige (1) medium (1) slightly textured (2) handmade laid paper. Edges gilt.
HOUSING  
NOTES  
DESCRIBER (s) Meaghan J. Brown, M. Baughman, O. Primanis
Citations/ SEE ALSO See Also: Paper descriptions: Elizabeth Lunning and Roy Perkinson. The Print Council of America Paper Sample Book: A Practical Guide to the Description of Paper. The Print Council of America. Sun Hill Press, 1996.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CATALOGING RECORD accessed 8/09

University of Texas Cataloging Record

Note: Signature collations may be erroneous due to problems developed during database migration to a new OPAC system.

Corporate author Church of England.

Uniform title Book of common prayer

Title The book of common prayer and administration of the sacraments, : and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the Church of England; together with the psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in churches.

Imprint Cambridge, : Printed by John Field ..., 1663.

Harry Ransom Center Evelyn Waugh Collection

BX 5145 A4 1663 WAU

LIB USE ONLY

Description [188] p. ; 24 cm. (4to)

Note Signatures: a-b4,c2,A-X4.

In double columns.

Title within double rule border.

Indexed in: Wing B.3627

Local note Cambridge style binding with silver furniture.

Armorial bookplate of Evelyn Waugh; inscribed: for Evelyn Waugh from Alastair Graham, 1924; inscribed: Marshall Sutton; inscribed: Henricus Sutton [&] Dorothea Sutton May 20 A.D. 1670; genealogy of William Winstone Curtis-Hayward family on back free end papers.

With this are bound: Bible. English. Authorized. 1663. The Holy Bible. Cambridge, 1663 – Sternhold, Thomas.

The whole book of Psalms. [Cambridge], 1663.

Genre Cambridge style bindings

Silver furniture

Special collection: Field, John, printer/press

Graham, Alastair, former owner

Sutton, Dorothea, former owner

Sutton, Henricus, former owner

Sutton, Marshall, former owner

Waugh, Evelyn, 1903-1966, former

Canterbury

Carolingian

Cathedral

"Bookbindings executed between about 1810 and approximately 1840 in England and France. The name derives from the motifs of the embellishment, e.g., Gothic architecture, rose windows, and the like. " [5]

Center and Corner binding

A style consisting of an abstract center piece, either oval or lozenge shaped, made of one stamp and four corner pieces, large ornaments that sat at the corners of a frame. The designs are always symmetrical both vertically and horizontally.


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BINDING DESCRIPTION
BINDING TERM Center and Corner binding: A style consisting of an abstract center piece, either oval or lozenge shaped, made of one stamp and four corner pieces, large ornaments that sat at the corners of a frame. The designs are always symmetrical both vertically and horizontally.
COVER material/hardware, etc corner style/turn ins repairs Full brown calf, mitered corners, uneven turn ins. Tightback.
DECORATION style Center and corner stamped in gilt, flat spine profile with seven double gilt lines. Initials "E C" tooled in gilt. Gold rolled edges. Textblock trimmed and gilt. Remains of clasps: catch on lower cover, parchment straps for hasp broken.
BOARDS material back cornering Binder's board, unshaped, back cornered.
SPINE rounding/ backing lining Rounded and backed. Lined, but a prior repair has made it difficult to identify the lining.
ENDBANDS style material/color core material Front bead, hand sewn green and pink end band over cord core.
SEWING style support material lacing in Sewn two on over four alum tawed thongs. Grooves were sawn into the textblock to recess the thongs.
ENDPAPERS material # of flyleaves/attachment Beige (2) medium ( 1) slightly textured (2) handmade laid paper. One free fly leaf and paste down. Prior to repair, may have been one paste down and three fly-leaves, with two of the front fly leaves removed and two of the rear flyleaves adhered to the paste down.
TEXT BLOCK material edge treatment Beige (1) thin (2) slightly textured (1) handmade laid paper. Edges trimmed and gilt.
NOTES Contains multiple works published at different times.
describer (s) Brown, Primanis

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CATALOGING RECORD

Note: Signature collations may be erroneous due to problems developed during database migration to a new OPAC system.

Author Sternhold, Thomas, d. 1549.

Title The whole booke of Psalmes. / Collected into English meeter by T. Sternhold, I. Hopk. and others: conferred with the Hebrew, with apt notes to sing them withall.

Imprint [London] : Printed for the Company of Stationers., 1618.

Harry Ransom Center Book Collection

BX 5145 A4 1613

LIB USE ONLY

Description 1 psalter ([34], 316, [34] p.) ; 15 cm. (8vo)

Local note Bound with: Church of England. The booke of common praier. Imprinted at London, 1613.

Note "Set forth and allowed to be sung in all churches of al the people togither before and after morning and euening prayer, as also before & after sermons, and moreouer, in priuate houses, for their godly solace & comfort, laying apart al vngodly songs and ballads, which tend only to the norishing of vice and corrupting of youth."

Signatures: A-2A8

Title within ornamental border.

Tail-piece.

Pages 22, 140, 231, 310, and 315 misnumbered 12, 148, 213, 308 and 313 (with 2nd 3 backwards) respectively.

Includes index: p. [31]-[33] at end.

Page [34] at end is blank.

Indexed in: STC 2561

Local note Williford Collection.

Subject Bible. O.T. Psalms – Paraphrases, English.

Psalms (Music)

Added author Hopkins, John, d. 1570.

Special collection: Company of Stationers, printer/press

OCLC number 14578949

Centerpiece

Centerpiece made of small tools

Chap book

Chippendale or Chinoiserie style

"A style of book decoration, where the books were generally covered in red morocco, and were tooled in gold with elaborate rococo borders of swirls and acanthus leaves enclosing areas dispersed with meshes of dotted lines." [6]

Classical

Cologne binding

Col tempo

Cornerpiece

Cornerpiece made of small tools

Cortina or curtain

Cosway

"Leather bookbindings produced in the usual manner, except that they have miniature paintings inset into their covers. " [7]

Cottage

"A style of book decoration in which the top andbottom of a center rectangular panel slope awayfrom a broken center, producing a kind of gabledeffect. The spaces are filled in, at times, withFrench sprays and branches in combination withlacework, and sometimes with the same small toolsused in the fan ornament. " [8]

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BINDING DESCRIPTION
COVER material/hardware, etc corner style/turn ins repairs red goatskin lapped corners, turn-ins untrimmed none
BOARDS material back cornering paste board outside back cornered
SPINE rounding/ backing lining slightly rounded /pulled on boards? NV
ENDBANDS style material/color core material core with front bead red and white
SEWING style #stations support material lacing in raised cords 4 NV NV
ENDPAPERS material # of flyleaves/attachment marbled paper 2, made endpapers
TEXT BLOCK material edge treatment paper gilt and gauffered
DECORATION style Cottage
describer (s) Baughman, Metzger, Primanis

University of Texas Cataloging Record 8/02

UNIFORM TITLE: Bible. N.T. English. Authorized. 1707.

TITLE: The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, : newly translated out of the original Greek, and with the former translations diligently compared and revised. By His Majesties special command. Appointed to be read in churches.

PUBLISHED: London, : Printed by Charles Bill, and the executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd ..., 1707. DESCRIPTION: (312) p. ; 13 cm. (12mo) NOTES: Signatures: A-N12. Text in two columns, within red line border.

COPY NOTES: Stamped on spine: I.B. Cottage roof style binding.

SPECIAL KEYWORDS: Printer/Press: Bill, Charles. Printer/Press: Newcomb, Thomas, executrix of. Provenance: B., I. Binding: Cottage roof style bindings.

OCLC NUMBER: 12284735

Locations:BS 2085 1707 L6 1707 Humanities Research Center USE IN LIBRARY ONLY

Cottonian binding, Soutey & Wordsworth

Cubist

Cuir-cisile

Cupid

Dentelle

"An 18th century style of book decoration, usually in gold, consisting of a combination of elliptical scrolls of slightly shaded leafy character joined to clusters and horders of great richness, resembling lace, and pointing toward the center of the cover." [5]

An example of a dentelle style binding can be found on the National Library of Sweden's Flickr page.

Diaper

Diced Leather

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COLLECTION Courtesy of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin
 
BINDING DESCRIPTION
BINDING TERM Diced Russia Calfskin
DECORATION Diced
REPAIRS Rebacked with tanned goatskin, 3 corners repaired.
COVER material/hardware, etc, corner style/turn ins, repairs Full diced russia calfskin, with 4 false raised bands.
BOARDS material, back cornering Mill board, back cornered.
SPINE rounding/ backing lining Slightly rounded and backed.
ENDBANDS style, material/color, core material Double endband with a front bead. Red, light- blue, white silk(?)Leather core.
SEWING style, # stations, support material lacing in Sewn on 5 sunken cords. Support and lacing are not visible.
ENDPAPERS material, # of flyleaves/attachment Stormont stone pattern</p>
TEXT BLOCK material, edge treatment Grain long, handmade laid paper.
HOUSING  
NOTES  
DESCRIBER (s) Meaghan J. Brown, M. Baughman, O. Primanis
Citations/ SEE ALSO See Also:

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CATALOGING RECORD accessed 10/08

Author Moryson, Fynes, 1566-1630.

Title An itinerary / vvritten by Fynes Moryson gent. first in the Latine tongue, and then translated by him into English: containing his ten yeeres travell throvgh the tvvelve domjnions of Germany, Bohmerland, Sweitzerland, Netherland, Denmarke, Poland, Jtaly, Turky, France, England, Scotland, and Ireland. Diuided into III parts …

Imprint At London : Printed by John Beale ..., 1617

Harry Ransom Center Book Collection -Q- D 915 M89 1617 LIB USE ONLY

Description [16], 295, [1], 301, [1], 292, [2] p. : geneal. tables, maps, plans ; 34 cm. (fol.)

Note Double t.p. (p. [4]-[5] at front).

Parts 1-3 of a projected work of 5 parts; part 4 was written but never printed. Cf. Dict. of Nat. Biog.

This work is known to exist in at least two issues: in this issue, the second title leaf (leaf [par.] 3) has the contents in Roman type and a printer's device with a griffin's head (McKerrow 374) between the contents and imprint; in another issue, leaf [par.] 3 is a cancel with the contents in italics and a different ornamental device is between the contents and imprint.

This issue is known to exist in at least two states: in state 1, part III, book 3 is paged continuously; in state 2, part III, book 3, chapter 4 is omitted, with numbers 151-154 omitted from pagination and gathering 3R consisting of 4 rather than 6 leaves.

HRC copies 1 & 2 are state 1; copy 3 is state 2. TxU-Hu

Signatures: ?[?par.?]??-4D?E?

First word of title within ornamental frame; ornamental device at head of second t.p.

Head- and tail-pieces; historiated initials.

Leaves A3, Ee2, Gg2 and Mmm missigned B3, E2, G2 and Nnn respectively; leaves 4A2 and 4B1 unsigned.

Numerous errors in pagination.

Pages [1]-[2] at front, p. [1] following p. 295, p. [1] following p. 301 and p. [1]-[2] at end are blank.

Indexed in: STC (2nd ed.) 18205

Local note HRC copy 1 [PAR] signed binding (stamped on front turn in): Bound for William Brown, Edinburgh; bookplate of Edward Alexander Parsons; imperfect: blank first and last leaves wanting, p. [11]-[12] at front bound in reverse order. Copy 2 [PAR] bookplate of Edward Alexander Parsons; armorial bookplate of James Maidment; inscribed: Tho: Baker Coll: Jo: Socius ejectus; ms. notations in hand of Baker; bookseller's ms. notation: from Earl Morton's collection; imperfect: blank first and last leaves wanting, part III, p. 139-142 wanting. Copy 3: armorial bookplate of Baron Caher; inscribed: Glengall; inscribed: Townshend; early 19th century English diced calf binding with the crest of Richard Butler, 1st Earl of Glengall; reg. no. 4470; imperfect: blank first leaf wanting; ms. notations.

Subject Europe – Description and travel.

Tyrone's Rebellion, 1597-1603.

Genre Armorial bindings – Glengall, Richard Butler, Earl of, 1775-1819

Bookbinding – Great Britain – ca. 1810

Diced leather bindings – ca. 1810

Special collection: Beale, John, printer/press

Brown, William, binder

Maidment, James, 1795?-1879, former owner

Baker, Thomas, 1656-1740, former owner

Morton, George Douglas, Earl of, 1761-1827, former owner

Glengall, Richard Butler, Earl of, 1775-1819, former owner

Townshend, former owner

Caher, Baron, former owner

Parsons, Edward Alexander, 1878-1962, former owner

Parsons Library

OCLC number 16505856H

Divinity calf


Dogale commission

Drawer handle tool

Example 1


Example 2


Durham

Edward of Halifax

Elizabethan

Embossed

Embroidered

Etruscan

Example 1


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BINDING DESCRIPTION
COVER material/hardware, etc corner style/turn ins repairs  
BOARDS material back cornering  
SPINE rounding/ backing lining  
ENDBANDS style material/color core material  
SEWING style #stations support material lacing in  
ENDPAPERS material # of flyleaves/attachment  
TEXT BLOCK material edge treatment  
DECORATION style  
describer (s) Baughman, Metzger, Primanis
University of Texas Cataloging Record


Example 2


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BINDING DESCRIPTION
COVER material/hardware, etc corner style/turn ins repairs  
BOARDS material back cornering  
SPINE rounding/ backing lining  
ENDBANDS style material/color core material  
SEWING style #stations support material lacing in  
ENDPAPERS material # of flyleaves/attachment  
TEXT BLOCK material edge treatment  
DECORATION style  
describer (s) Baughman, Metzger, Primanis
University of Texas Cataloging Record


Fan

Fanfare

"An elaborate style of decoration consisting generally of geometrically formed compartments of varying sizes, each bounded by a ribbon consisting of a single fillet on one side and a double fillet on the other, each of which, with the exception of the center compartment (which is larger or otherwise distinguished), being filled with leafy spirals, branches of laurel, and other sprays, floral tools..." [9]

An example of a fanfare style binding is available on the National Library of Sweden's Flickr page.

Fides panel

Fishscale

Floral

Fonthill

Fortuna

Frame

French 17th century


Gift Book

Gilt

Girdle

German (1479)

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BINDING DESCRIPTION
COVER material/hardware, etc corner style/turn ins repairs  
BOARDS material back cornering  
SPINE rounding/ backing lining  
ENDBANDS style material/color core material  
SEWING style #stations support material lacing in  
ENDPAPERS material # of flyleaves/attachment  
TEXT BLOCK material edge treatment  
DECORATION style  
describer (s) Baughman, Metzger, Primanis
University of Texas Cataloging Record

Golden Fleece motif

Gothic

Greek style

Grolier

Grolieresque

Halifax

Harlein

Heads in medallions

Herringbone, Scottish

Hollis

Initials

Insect motifs

Interlacing ribbon/strapwork

Islamic

Jansenist

Jewelled

Kermes stained

Knotwork/ropework

Lace

"A style of embellishment of leather bindings introduced in France in the 18th century. The border in use in the 17th century was enlarged until it became the predominant element of the design, so much so that often only space for an armorial shield was left. Edges, which formerly had been straight, were now tooled in a wavy pattern, thus giving a "lacy" effect at times described as "à la dentelle," but actually looking more like the wrought ironwork of fancy balconies and gates. The style was very popular and was used by many bookbinders and gilders.including the Derome family and Pierre-Paul Dubisson, who used metal plates instead of tools,so as to be able to block the design and thus increase production. " [10]

Law calf

"A cream-colored vegetable-tanned calfskin with a smooth grain surface, at one time used in covering the better grades of law books, but now largely superseded by buckram. Also called "fair calf," and, incorrectly, law sheep."[11]

Lettered cover, initials or titles

Library Style

"A book that is sewn through the folds, usually on(four) tapes but sometimes on the same number ofcords, and has split boards, a leather spine withvellum tips, cloth or paper sides, and Frenchjoints" [12]

London

Lozenge

"A diamond-shaped stamp, or a square stamp turned45° on its axis, and used in decoratingbookbindings." [13]

Lucrece panel

Lyonaise

Macabre, funerary motifs

Marguerite

Marius Michel style

Masonic

Mearne

Medallions

Miniature

Monastic

Mosaic

Mottled calf

Mudejar

Northumbrian

Nuremberg or Koberger

Oriental

Oxford

Paine

Panel

Panel stamped

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COLLECTION Courtesy of the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas, Austin
 
BINDING DESCRIPTION
BINDING TERM  
DECORATION  
REPAIRS  
COVER material/hardware, etc, corner style/turn ins, repairs  
BOARDS material, back cornering  
SPINE rounding/ backing lining  
ENDBANDS style, material/color, core material  
SEWING style, # stations, support material lacing in  
ENDPAPERS material, # of flyleaves/attachment  
TEXT BLOCK material, edge treatment  
HOUSING  
NOTES  
DESCRIBER (s) Meaghan J. Brown, M. Baughman, O. Primanis
Citations/ SEE ALSO See Also: Paper descriptions: Elizabeth Lunning and Roy Perkinson. The Print Council of America Paper Sample Book: A Practical Guide to the Description of Paper. The Print Council of America. Sun Hill Press, 1996.

UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS CATALOGING RECORD accessed 10/08

Papier-mache

Pastiche

Peasant binding

Persian

Pictorial

Plain

Plaquette

Plateresque

Pocket book

Pointille

Presentation

Prize Binding

Publisher's cloth

Renaissance wrapper binding

Restoration

Rococo

Romanesque

Romantique

Roxburghe

Royal binding

Salisbury

Semis

"An heraldic term indicating a form of decoration consisting of a scattered (sown) pattern of diminutive figures—flowers, leaves, sprays, etc., often repeated at regular intervals by means of one, two, or three small tools, resulting in a sort of powdered effect. Sometimes a coat of arms, or other vignette, is added in the center of the cover, or at the corners. There may also be a tooled fillet around the edges of the cover. Early examples of this style date from 1560 on books bound for Charles IX of France."


An example of a binding with au semé decoration can be found on the National Library of Sweden's Flickr page. [14]

Sombre, blind tooled on black

Spanish calf

Spes

Tipos populares

Trade binding

Treasure

Tree calf

Velvet

Wheel, Scottish

White Libraries

Winchester

References


  1. [1], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "All-over style". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  2. [2], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Armorial Bindings (armorial panels)". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  3. [3], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Azured tool". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  4. [4], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Cambridge style". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  5. 5.0 5.1 [5], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Cathedral bindings". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  6. [6], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Chippendale bindings". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  7. [7], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Cosway bindings". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  8. [8], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Cottage style (cottage roof)". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  9. [9], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Fanfare style". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 15 August 2014.
  10. [10], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Lace Binding". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  11. [11], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Law Calf". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  12. [12], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Library Style Book". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  13. [13], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Lozenge". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 21 July 2014.
  14. [14], Roberts, Matt T. and Etherington. "Library Style Book". Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books, A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. 1994. Web. 15 August 2014.

Further Reading


Miller, Julia. 2014. Books Will Speak Plain: a Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor, Mich. : Legacy Press.

Describes many decorative motifs and styles used in bookbinding, especially in the Glossary.
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