Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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duodo bindings

Bindings executed by Parisian gilders for Pietro Duodo, Venetian ambassador to Henri IV of France, 1594-1597. The distinctive feature of his bindings (and apparently most of his library consisted of small books similarly bound) was rows of laurel wreaths enclosing various small flowers, the central wreath enclosing his arms. This style was imitated by English binders of the early 18th century and by French binders in the late ]9th century. (140 , 347 )




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