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Gold-tooled bookbindings

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"Gold-tooled book bindings are those in which the leather or vellum is decorated by impressing patterns with a hot tool on gold leaf, a technique which, probably derived from the Moors, appears to have been in use in Aragon in the first half of the fifteenth century and to have been introduced into Italy through Ferdinand of Aragon, King of Naples. By 1480 gold-tooling was fully developed in Italy, for by then Italian bookbinders were producing gold-tooled bindings for Mattbias Corvinus, King of Hungary, who had married a daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon, and by the end of the century Italian tools and designs were being used and imitated in France. Italian binders held their pre-eminence in gold-tooling until about 1535when Parisian binders began the great series of bindings made for Jean Grolier. Thereafter France far outstripped all other countries in western Europe and, with rare intervals, has maintained this supremacy ever since. Gold-tooling came to England during the reign of Henry VIII from France and Italy, but no distinctively English style was evolved until the seventeenth century. The bindings reproduced in this booklet have been chosen to illustrate some of the many styles of gold-tooling current in Europe up to the eighteenth century, but the choice has been restricted, with one exception, to those bindings which have not previously been published." - from the introduction. The bindings reproduced in this booklet have been chosen to illustrate some of the many styles of gold-tooling current in Europe up to the eighteenth century. Rear wrapper creased and with a short tear, otherwise good. One loose page

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Author(s):
I. G. Philip
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1951
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Bodleian Library
Title:
Gold-tooled bookbindings

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"Gold-tooled book bindings are those in which the leather or vellum is decorated by impressing patterns with a hot tool on gold leaf, a technique which, probably derived from the Moors, appears to have been in use in Aragon in the first half of the fifteenth century and to have been introduced into Italy through Ferdinand of Aragon, King of Naples. By 1480 gold-tooling was fully developed in Italy, for by then Italian bookbinders were producing gold-tooled bindings for Mattbias Corvinus, King of Hungary, who had married a daughter of Ferdinand of Aragon, and by the end of the century Italian tools and designs were being used and imitated in France. Italian binders held their pre-eminence in gold-tooling until about 1535when Parisian binders began the great series of bindings made for Jean Grolier. Thereafter France far outstripped all other countries in western Europe and, with rare intervals, has maintained this supremacy ever since. Gold-tooling came to England during the reign of Henry VIII from France and Italy, but no distinctively English style was evolved until the seventeenth century. The bindings reproduced in this booklet have been chosen to illustrate some of the many styles of gold-tooling current in Europe up to the eighteenth century, but the choice has been restricted, with one exception, to those bindings which have not previously been published." - from the introduction. The bindings reproduced in this booklet have been chosen to illustrate some of the many styles of gold-tooling current in Europe up to the eighteenth century. Rear wrapper creased and with a short tear, otherwise good. One loose page

Author(s):
I. G. Philip
Condition:
Used: good
Edition:
1951
Format:
Paperback
Publisher:
Bodleian Library
Title:
Gold-tooled bookbindings

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