Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Le Monnier family

A group of some twenty French bookbinders, of whom Louis Francois and his son, Jean, were the best known. The family was involved in bookbinding from the first half of the 17th century to about the middle of the 18th century. They used floral decorations and designs suggestive of Chinese lace, and their bindings were beautifully tooled, often with fantastic designs, but not always in the best taste. They also made extensive use of mosaics. See: MOSAIC BINDING . (342 )




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