Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Roxburghe style

A particular style of quarter binding characterized by plain flat spines covered with brown and green calfskin, no raised bands, and dark red cloth or paper sides. The lettering, which is in gilt, is near the head within a border. Only the head r edge was gilt and the other edges were rough cut. The style was originally designed for the publications of the Roxburghe Club, founded in England in 1812 by a group of wealthy bibliophiles, and named in honor of John Kerr, Duke of Roxburghe. (69 , 94 )




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