Talk:BPG Book Decoration

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Suggestions for Improvement

Here are some images that you may want to include in the page.--Kkelly (talk) 09:42, 15 January 2021 (CST)


This page would benefit from more details about non-western book decoration styles, like adding various "Islamic" styles. Alternatively, this page could point to good resources that cover that topic (Discussed by the compiler and coordinators in May 2020)--Kkelly (talk) 14:05, 15 May 2020 (CDT)

Organization of the page: it might be helpful to add keywords and/or internal links to connect similar concepts (like Royal binding and Armorial). There might need to be a "guide to users" at the top of the the page to explain how to search those terms. (Discussed by the compiler and coordinators in May 2020)--Kkelly (talk) 14:05, 15 May 2020 (CDT)

The Ligatus Language of Bindings Thesaurus may have some useful terms, and is easy to link to. (Discussed by the compiler and coordinators in May 2020). Below is a citation--Kkelly (talk) 14:08, 15 May 2020 (CDT)

Ligatus Language of Bindings Thesaurus. Accessed May 15, 2020.

The image for Etruscan - example 1 - endband and Fonthil - endband are so blurry as to be useless. I suggest deleting the images and the links. --Kkelly (talk) 09:34, 11 May 2020 (CDT)

I just removed the images from this page, and I will delete the files themselves shortly. -Msmith (talk) 16:53, 13 May 2020 (CDT)

BCC Content from 2009

The following is content that was imported into the wiki in 2009, but never added to this page. You may want to add it. --Kkelly (talk) 11:36, 11 May 2020 (CDT)

American, Early

Old Content From "Bibliography Draft" Page (now deleted)

* TECHNIQUE/PROCESS

coloring

dyed (kermes)

Jane Greenfield. “kermes.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 39.


painted

painted edges

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “fore-edge painting.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 107.
Jane Greenfield. “painted edges.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 48.


embroidery

inlays (compare: Mosaic)

John Carter, “Inlaid.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 119.
Mirjam Foot, “Onlays and Inlays.” (Pictorial Bookbindings. London: The British Library, 1986) 22-24.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Inlaying.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 248.
Hugo Jahn, “Inlay.” (The Dictionary of Graphic Arts Terms: A Book of Technical Words and Phrases used in the Printing and Allied Industries. Chicago: United Typothetae of America, 1928) 139.


leather treatment

boiling (cuir bouilli)

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “cuir-bouilli.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 69-70.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “cuir bouilli.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 123.
William C. Kenneison and A. J. B. Spilman, “Cuir Bouilli.”(Dictionary of Printing, Papermaking and Bookbinding. London: Georgee Newnes Ltd., 1963) 46.


Branding

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “branding.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 38.


cutting (cuir cisile)

John Carter, “Cuir-Ciselé.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 73.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “cuir ciselé.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 123.
Jane Greenfield. “cut leather.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 130.


molding

murrille

onlays

John Carter, “Onlaid, Onlays.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 141.
Mirjam Foot, “Onlays and Inlays.” (Pictorial Boookbindings. London: The British Library, 1986) 22-24.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Onlaying.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 351.


sculpted

tooling

blind tooled

John Carter, “Blind. Of tooling or blocking or stamps.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 40.
Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “blind tooling.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 26.
William C. Kenneison and A. J. B. Spilman, “Blind Tooling.”(Dictionary of Printing, Papermaking and Bookbinding. London: Georgee Newnes Ltd., 1963) 19.


gold tooled

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “gold tooling.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 120.



* TOOLS

decorative handle tools

Jane Greenfield. “drawer handle.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 131.


handle letters

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “hand-letters.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 218.


fillets

John Carter, “Fillet, Filleted, Filleting.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 94-95.
Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “fillet.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 101.
William C. Kenneison and A. J. B. Spilman, “Fillet.”(Dictionary of Printing, Papermaking and Bookbinding. London: Georgee Newnes Ltd., 1963) 65.


Rolls

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “roll (2).” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 419.
William C. Kenneison and A. J. B. Spilman, “Rolls.”(Dictionary of Printing, Papermaking and Bookbinding. London: Georgee Newnes Ltd., 1963) 164.


Gouges

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “gouge.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 200.
Jane Greenfield. “gouge.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 34.
William C. Kenneison and A. J. B. Spilman, “Gouge.”(Dictionary of Printing, Papermaking and Bookbinding. London: Georgee Newnes Ltd., 1963) 84.


Palettes

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “pallet (2).” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 358.
William C. Kenneison and A. J. B. Spilman, “Pallet (b).”(Dictionary of Printing, Papermaking and Bookbinding. London: Georgee Newnes Ltd., 1963) 140.


Leather

John Carter, “Leather.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 127.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Leather.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 276.


paper

paints

dyes

Stained edges

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “stained edges.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 249.

BINDINGS by location

Austrian

Chinese

Dutch

English (17th C)

European

French (17th C)

German (clasp binding)

Greek

Irish

Jane Greenfield. “Irish binding.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 137.


Islamic

Persian

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Islamic bookbinding” and “Persian illumination.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 255- 256, 371-372.


Italian (Late 15th and early 16th century)

Nicholas Pickwoad, “The Interpretation of Bookbinding Structure: An Examination of Sixteenth-Century Bindings in the Ramey Collection at the Pierpont Morgan Library.” The Library. 6th ser. Vol. 17, no. 3, 1993.


Aldine

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Aldine (Italian) style, Aldine leaves.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 8.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Aldine binding.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 5.
Jane Greenfield. “Aldine.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 123.


Japanese

Stab

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Japanese sewing.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 143.


Account style

Russian

Scottish

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Scottish style.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 226.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Scottish bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 437.
Jane Greenfield. “Scottish [18th century].” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 148.


Spanish

Thai

Mongolian

U.S.

* BINDINGS BY STRUCTURE/STYLE

account book

Western

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “stationary binding.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 250.
David Pearson, “Stationary Bindings.” (English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800: A Handbook. Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2005) 88-90.


Eastern

adhesive binding

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “adhesive binding.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 3.
Jane Greenfield. “adhesive binding.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 3.


a la bradel

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Bradel binding.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 37-38.
Jane Greenfield. “Bradel binding.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 12.


backless

binding

quarter

John Carter, “Quarter Bound.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988)163-164.
Jane Greenfield. “quarter binding.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 55.


half

John Carter, “Half Bound.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 108-109.


full

John Carter, “Full (of Binding).” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 103.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “full bound.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 189.
Jane Greenfield. “full bound.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 32.


case binding

Jane Greenfield. “case binding.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 14.


chemise

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Chemise.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 94.
Ray Prytherch, “Chemise.” (Herrod's Librarians' Glossary and Reference Book. 9th ed. Aldershot: Gower Publishing Company ltd., 2000) 140.
Joan M. Reitz, “Chemise binding.” (Dictionary for Library and Information Science. Westport: Libraries Unlimited, 2004) 133.


dos a dos

John Carter, “Dos-À-Dos Binding.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 76-77.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “dos à dos.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 144.
Jane Greenfield. “dos- à-dos.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 21.


fine binding

French joint (French groove, grooved joints, sunk joints, open joint, American joint)

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “French joint.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 187.
Jane Greenfield. “French joint.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 31.
William C. Kenneison and A. J. B. Spilman, “French Joint.” (Dictionary of Printing, Papermaking and Bookbinding. London: Georgee Newnes Ltd., 1963) 75.


Gauffered (chased or gaufré edges, gauffred or goffered alt. spellings)

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “gauffered (gauffred, gaufre, or goffered).” (Bookbinding and the Conservationof Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 114.
Jane Greenfield. “gauffered.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 32.
David Pearson, “Leaf Edges,” (English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800: A Handbook. Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2005) 112.


girdle book

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “girdle book.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 195.
Jane Greenfield. “girdle book.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 33.


guard book

hollow back

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “hollow back.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 232.


laced case (See limp)

lapped case component (see Paste paper images)

library style binding

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “library edition (1).” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 290.


limp

John Carter, “Limp.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 130.
Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “limp binding.” (Bookbinding and the Conservationof Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 160.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Limp Binding.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 291.
William C. Kenneison and A. J. B. Spilman, “Limp Binding.” (Dictionary of Printing, Papermaking and Bookbinding. London: Georgee Newnes Ltd., 1963) 115.


(limp) cloth

(limp) leather

(limp) parchment or vellumz

(limp) paper

Michele Valerie Cloonan, Early Bindings in Paper: a brief history of European hand-made paper-covered books with a multilingual glossary. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1991.
Gary Frost, “Historical Paper Case Binding and Conservation Rebinding.” The New Bookbinder. Vol. 2, 1982. 64-67.
Jane Greenfield. “Paper binding.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 112-113.


liber amercorum

non adhesive

one off binding

photo album

production binding

raised bands

John Carter, “Raised bands.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 164.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “raised bands.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 291.
Barnard C. Middleton. “Raised Thongs and Cords”. (A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique. 2nd Ed. London: Holland Press Ltd., 1978) 15-16.


false bands

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “false bands.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 169.
Barnard C. Middleton. “Recessed Thongs and Cords”. (A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique. 2nd Ed. London: Holland Press Ltd., 1978) 18-19.


Half bands

Jane Greenfield. “half bands.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 35.


scabbard, scaleboard

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “scaleboard (scabbard).” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 226.
Jane Greenfield. “scabbard.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 59.


scrap book

smooth spine

spring back

tight back

trade binding

wrappers

cloth

paper

yapp style

* BINDINGS BY STYLE/DECORATION

Antique

John Carter, “Antique.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 23.
Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “antique binding.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 10.


Armorial
Cambridge
Canterbury (only 10 survive)

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Canterbury bindings. (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 82.
Jane Greenfield. “Canterbury.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 126.


Carolingian

Cathedral

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “cathedral bindings.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 49.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “architectural bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 17.
Jane Greenfield. “cathedral.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 127.


Center and Corner binding

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “center and corner piece style.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 50.
Jane Greenfield. “center and corner piece.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 127.
David Pearson, “English Centrepiece Bookbindings 1560-1640.” The Library. Sixth ser. Vol. 16, no. 1, 1994.


Chap book

Jane Greenfield. “chapbook.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 16.


Chinoiserie (see next entry)

Chippendale or Chinese style

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “ “Chinese” Chippendale bindings.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 53.
Jane Greenfield. “Chippendale.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 127.


Cologne binding

Cosway

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Cosway bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 118.
Jane Greenfield. “Cosway.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 129.
Howard Nixon and Mirjam M. Foot, The History of Decorated Bookbinding in England. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992) 112.


Cottage

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “cottage binding.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 118.
Jane Greenfield. “cottage roof.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 129.


Divinity calf

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “divinity calf.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 143.


Durham

Edwards of Halifax (family of binders)

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Edwards of Halifax.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 154.
Jane Greenfield. “Edwards of Halifax.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 132.


Elizabethan

Embossed

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “embossed (2,3).” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 87.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “embossed bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 158.
Jane Greenfield. “embossing.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 24.


Embroidered

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “embroidered bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 158.


Etruscan

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Etruscan bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 166.
Jane Greenfield. “Etruscan calf.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 133.


Fan

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “fan style.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 97.


Fanfare

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “fanfare style.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 96-97.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “fanfare.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 169.
Jane Greenfield. “fanfare.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 134.


Gift Book

John Carter, “Gift Binding.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 105.


gilt

Gothic

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “gothic.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 199.
J. A. Szirmai. “Gothic bindings.” The Archaeology of Medieval Bookbinding. Aldershot: Ashgate, 1999.
Grolier (Jean Grolier, 1479-1565, collector) Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Grolier, Jean (1479-1565).” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 123.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Grolier, Jean.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 206.


Grolieresque

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Grolieresque.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 123.
Jane Greenfield. “grolieresque.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 135.


Halifax (See Edwards of Halifax)

Harleian

John Carter, “Harleian Style.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 111-112.
Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Harleian Style.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 128-129.
Jane Greenfield. “Harleian.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 136.
David Pearson, English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800: A Handbook. (Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2005) 76-79.


Herringbone

Jane Greenfield. “herringbone.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 36.


In sheets

Jansenist

John Carter, “Jansenist Style, Janseniste.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 123.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Jansenist bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 261.
Jane Greenfield. “Jansenist.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 133.


Lace (see also, dentelle bindings)

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “lace bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 158.


Law calf

John Carter, “Law Calf.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 126.
Jane Greenfield. “law books.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 40.


Library Style

London

Lozenge

Jane Greenfield. “lozenge.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 43.


Lyonnaise

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Lyonese style: or reliure lyonnaise.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 303.


Macabre (Penitential bindings)

Jane Greenfield. “macabre.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 139.
Marguerite (de France 1553-1615, collector)
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Marguerite de France.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 316.


Marius Michel style (Jean-Marius Michel 1821-1890, and Henri-François Michel 1846-1925, binders)

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Michel, Marius.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 169.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Michel, Jean-Marius.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 322.


Mearne (Samuel Mearne 1624-1683, Bookbinder to Charles II of England)

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Mearne, Samuel (1624-1683).” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 167-168.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Mearne, Samuel.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 318.
Howard M. Nixon, English Restoration Bookbindings: Samuel Mearne and his contemporaries. London: British Library, 1974.


Medallion

Jane Greenfield. “medallion.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 44.


Miniature

John Carter, “Miniature (2).” (ABC for Book-Collectors. 4th ed. New York: Alfred Knopf, 1966) 132.
Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “miniature book.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 170.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “miniature.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 325.


Monastic

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “monastic bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 327.
Jane Greenfield. “monastic binding.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 45.


Mosaic (see Inlaid)

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “mosaic bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 333.
Jane Greenfield. “Mosaic.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 141.


Mottled calf (see Sprinkled Calf, Large)

John Carter, “Mottled Calf.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 138.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “mottled calf.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 334.


Northumbrian

Nurember or Koberger

Oriental

Oxford

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Oxford corners.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 183.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Oxford corners.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 355.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Oxford rule.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 355.
David Pearson, “early-seventeenth century plain leather binding.” English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800: A Handbook. (Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2005) 61, fig. 3.48.


Payne, Roger (1738-1797)

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Payne, Roger (1738-1797).” (Bookbinding and the Conservationof Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 194
Jane Greenfield. “Payne, Roger.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 163.


Panel

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “panel.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 359.
Jane Greenfield. “panel.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 49.


Panel stamped

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “panel stamp bindings.” (Bookbinding and the Conservationof Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 187-188.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “panel stamped.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 359.
Jane Greenfield. “panel stamped.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 143.


Pastiche

Paste paper

Michele Valerie Cloonan, Early Bindings in Paper: a brief history of European hand-made paper-covered books with a multilingual glossary. (Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1991) figures 3, 4D. Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “paste papers (starch papers).” (Bookbinding and the Conservationof Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 193.
Jane Greenfield. “paste paper.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 51.
Rosamond B. Loring, “The Preparation of Paste Papers.” (Decorated Book Papers: Being an Account of their Designs and Fashions. 3rd ed. Cambridge: Harvard College Library, 1973) 119-120.
John Mason, “Coloured Paste Papers.” A Practical Course in Bookcrafts and Bookbinding. London: B. T. Batsford Ltd, 1935) 176-179.


Peasant binding

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “peasant bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 369.


Pointille

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “pointillé.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 386-387.
Jane Greenfield. “pointillé.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 144.


Presentation

Prize Binding

Publishers cloth (pictoral binding, three color, late Victorian) John Carter, “Publisher's Cloth.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 162-163.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Edition Binding,” “Publisher's Binding,” and “Publisher's Cloth.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 153, 400.
Esther Potter, “The Development of Publishers' Bookbinding in the Nineteenth Century.” (Journal of the Printing Historical Society. 28 (1999):71-93) 87.


Renaissance wrapper binding

Restoration

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Restoration bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 415.
Jane Greenfield. “Restoration.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 146.
Howard M. Nixon, English Restoration Bookbindings: Samuel Mearne and his contemporaries. London: British Library, 1974.


Rococo (cf. Chippendale)

Jane Greenfield. “rococo.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 146.


Romanesque

Jane Greenfield. “Romanesque.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 147.
Romantique (romantic)
Jane Greenfield. “romantic.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 147.


Roxburghe

John Carter, “Roxburghe Style.” (ABC for Book Collectors. 5th ed. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1988) 175.
Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Roxburghe style.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 222.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Roxburghe binding.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 426.


Royal binding

Salisbury

Semis (Seme, semé [verb], semis [noun]) (aka powdered, repetition binding) Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “powdered.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 388-389
Jane Greenfield. “semé.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 60.


Settle (Elkanah Settle, 1648-1724, ‘hack versifier' and possible binder)

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “Settle, Elkanah (1648-1724).
(Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 229.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Settle, Elkanah.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nded. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 441.

Jane Greenfield. “Settle.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 148.
Somber

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “sombre bindings.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nded. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 451.

Jane Greenfield. “sombre.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 149.

David Pearson, English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800: A Handbook. (Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2005) 73.
Spanish calf

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Spanish calf.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nd ed. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 453.


Sprinkled calf

Don Etherington, and Matt T. Roberts, “sprinkled calf.” (Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington: Library of Congress, 1982) 247.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “sprinkled calf.” (Glaister's Glossary of the Book. Second ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979) 455.
Bernard C. Middleton, A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique. (4th ed. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1996) 90.
David Pearson, English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800: A Handbook. (Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2005) 76.


Treasure

Tree calf

David Pearson, English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800: A Handbook. (Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2005) 82, 85.
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “tree-marbled calf.” (Glaister's Glossary of the Book. Second ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979) 484.
Bernard C. Middleton, A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique. (4th ed. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1996) 191.


Velvet

Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “velvet bindings.” (Glaister's Glossary of the Book. Second ed. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1979) 499.
Bernard C. Middleton, A History of English Craft Bookbinding Technique. (4th ed. New Castle, Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 1996) 122.
Howard Nixon and Mirjam M. Foot, The History of Decorated Bookbinding in England. (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1992) 41.
David Pearson, English Bookbinding Styles 1450-1800: A Handbook. (Delaware: Oak Knoll Press, 2005) 21.


White Libraries

Jane Greenfield. “white libraries.” (ABC of Bookbinding. New Castle: Oak Knoll, 1998) 75.
Winchester (Winchester School, Southern England, ca. 950-1100)
Geoffrey Ashall Glaister, “Winchester School.” (Encyclopedia of the Book. 2nded. Oak Knoll Press: New Castle, 1996) 514.

BCC Content from 2003

The following is part of a draft outline of this topic from the Book Conservation Catalog, from around 2003. It may be useful in the development of this page.--Kkelly (talk) 09:07, 4 May 2020 (CDT)

DECORATION: The following categories are found in this section:

TECHNIQUE/PROCESS
TOOLS
BINDINGS BY COUNTRY
BINDINGS BY STRUCTURE/STYLE
BINDINGS BY STYLE/DECORATION

TECHNIQUE/PROCESS<br

coloring
dyed
painted
embroidery
inlays
leather treatment
boiling (cuir bouilli)
branding
cutting (cuir cisile)
molding
murrille
onlays
sculpted
tooling
blind tooled
gold tooled

TOOLS

decorative handle tools
handle letters
filets
rolls
gouges
palettes
leather
paper
paints
dyes


Definitions Wanted

These styles were removed from the main page because they lack definitions. They can/will be added back once a definition can be sourced.

Abstract

Acorn

Allegorical panel

American

Basketwork

Classical

Cologne binding

Col tempo

Cornerpiece made of small tools

Cubist

Cupid

Dogale commission

Durham

Elizabethan

Fides panel

Fishscale

Floral

Fortuna

Frame

Gift Book

Gilt

Halifax

Heads in medallions

Initials

Insect motifs

Interlacing ribbon/strapwork

Islamic

Knotwork/ropework

Lettered cover, initials or titles

London

Lucrece panel

Lyonnaise

Marguerite

Marius Michel style

Mearne

Medallions

Miniature

Northumbrian

Nuremberg or Koberger

Oriental

Oxford

Paine

Peasant binding

Persian

Plaquette

Plateresque

Pocket book

Presentation

Publisher's cloth

Renaissance wrapper binding

Rococo

Salisbury

Spes

Tipos populares

Velvet

White Libraries

Winchester