Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
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Ruette, Macé ( fl 1598-1644 )

A Parisian bookbinder and bookseller who succeeded Clovis Eve as royal binder to Louis XIII in the early part of the 17th century. Ruette was at one time given credit for the invention of MARBLING , but as that art is known to have come to Europe by way of the Near East, his part may have been to introduce it into Parisian bookbinding. He and his son, Antoine, who was royal binder to Louis XIV, produced many bindings tooled in the "au pointillé," i.e., the POINTILLé style. (94 , 100 , 140 )




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