Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
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Reynes John ( d 1544 )

A native of Holland who by 1510 had established himself as a bookseller in London. Reynes was active as a publisher and bookseller, and the bindery under his direction was the most prolific of his time. His bindings usually bear his device, initials, or, in many cases, both. Besides using panels depicting emblems of the Passion, etc., Reynes also employed a fine roll cut with his trademark—a hound, a falcon, and a bee, amid sprays of foliage and flowers. His name is also associated with the early use of gold tooling in England. (132 , 347 )




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