Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Montagu style

A style of book decoration deriving its name from Montagu of the firm Montagu and Johnson, London bookbinders, who flourished in the later half of the 18th century. The principal features of the style are corners and centers filled with stops, etc., similar to illustrations. The tools used are mainly of an open leafy description, flowing from a stem of scroll or curl. (241 )




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