Talk:BPG Greek-Style Bindings
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From the Book Decoration page:
- "The style is descended from Coptic binding structure and style, and in turn spread into areas that fell under Byzantine rule. Greek binding incorporated the following elements: notched sections, recessed unsupported-link sewing, flush wooden boards that often had grooved edges, rounded, smooth spines lined with cloth, chevron endbands that continued onto the board shoulders, red or brown goatskin of calf, tongue-style corner turn-ins, blind tooled, braid and pin fastenings, bosses, and decorated edges." (Miller 2014, 459)
Roberts and Etherinton define "greek style" as "A 15th and 16th century style of blind tooled binding in which the books had spines rising at head and tail to protect the thick double headbands which were striped in bright red and blue. The thick wooden boards had grooved edges, and clasp straps of triple braided thongs fastened to pins set in the grooves. Greek texts, or even translations from the Greek, were hound in this manner in France and Italy, probably by Greek craftsmen." (Roberts and Etherington 1982)
Miller, Julia. 2014. Books Will Speak Plain: a Handbook for Identifying and Describing Historical Bindings. 2nd ed. Ann Arbor, Mich. : Legacy Press.
Roberts, Matt and Don Etherington. 1982. Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology. Washington DC: Library of Congress. Available online through CoOL.
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