Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Tory, Geoffrey ( 1480-1533 )

A French printer, wood engraver, designer, and royal printer to Francis 1. For the embellishment of bindings, he designed two panels in the form of arabesques in the contemporary Italian style, of which the famous pot cassé device forms a part. In his smaller stamps, only the broken pitcher appears, hut in his larger panel the vase is pierced by a wimble (gimlet, drill, auger, or "tore"). The device apparently was employed in allusion to the death of his daughter; however, it may have been a pun on the name Tory, although he used the device on his own publication. (94 , 347 )




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