Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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rectangular style

A style of binding decoration executed in the bindery of SAMUEL MEARNE for Charles II of England, while Mearne was the Royal bookbinder. It consists of a simple three-line gilt rectangular panel with a crown or similar emblem at each corner, often with a roll on the inside of the rectangle in blind. Although the usual leather used was crimson morocco, many such bindings were in calfskin or sheepskin. (156 )




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