Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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entrelacs

A method of decorating borders by means of curving garlands and leaves. Their source is Muslim arabesques, with early printed specimens adorning the Historia Romana of Appianus, printed by Erhard Ratdolt of Augsburg in 1477. In their use in book decoration, entrelacs have been used by most French gilders since the 16th century. See also: COTTAGE STYLE ;FANFARE STYLE .

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