Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
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Jaffé, Mair ( fl 1468-1480 )

An itinerant Jewish bookbinder of ülm who worked at Nurnberg and was a master of the art of CUIR-CISELÉ , as applied to the embellishment of books. Jaffé bound a Hebrew Pentatuch manuscript which was decorated with beautifully designed animal figures, and he also bound books for wealthy Nurnberg patricians. It is notable that none of Jaffé's bindings include any Christian symbols, but instead were decorated with heraldic and ornamental designs composed of unicorns, flowers, hounds, and motifs of a similar nature. (141 )




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