Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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scales binder

An anonymous London binder active from before 1460 to about 1491, so called because one of the stamps he used most frequently represents a pair of scales. The scales binder used decorative stamps on his bindings and is believed to be the only English bookbinder to have used both the stamped- and cut-leather methods of decoration. (167 , 236 )




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