Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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dominotiers

The name given to the earliest known "marblers" of historical importance—the dominotiers of France. The name derives from the Italian domino, a word which refers to the little cloak or hood, which was part of the working apparel of the early marblers. The dominotiers apparently were highly successful, as they were shortly granted royal permission to form a guild, along with the wood engravers. Those specializing in the making of marbled papers were called marbreurs. Unfortunately, because of its highly perishable nature, very little of this early marbling has come down to us. (217 )




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