Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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An oval arabesque centerpiece decoration blocked or tooled on both covers of a book. This was a popular method of decoration of the late 16th and early 17th centuries, and was executed in both gilt and blind. (156 )




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