Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier

[catalogue of] a loan exhibition, 23 September-31 October, 1965 by British Museum

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Statement[compiled by H.M. Nixon].
ContributionsNixon, Howard M., Grolier, Jean.
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Open LibraryOL18367198M

Tomorrow I am going to see the Morgan Library’s exhibit Protecting the Word, which presents the collection’s most noteworthy bookbindings. To familiarize myself with the essential terminology of the bookbinding craft, I read up on the anatomy of the book and took a look at the British Library’s bookbinding tly, a binding’s main purpose is to protect the book’s text. Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier, $ Collins, A. F. Book crafts for juniors, $ Diehl, Edith. Bookbinding: Its background & technique, 2 v. $ there are 41 papers; and a sample book costs $, which is deductible from first-time orders of $ or more. No checks are accepted: it is cash, money.   There are two books here from the library of Jean Grolier (), whom a label identifies as “the prince of bibliophiles”; a Latin-French edition of “Ovid’s Metamorphoses” once in Author: Roberta Smith. Binding for Jean Grolier. Venice, Full goatskin binding with blind and gold tooling. The site provides an online source of information and a finding aid to bookbindings in the British Library. Images and searchable text relating to selected bindings continue to be added. Binding for Jean Grolier. Pontanus, J. Opera. Venice,

Also of particular note was the extensive selection of fine bookbindings, including important sixteenth-century examples created for Jean Grolier and Sir Thomas Wotton. The assortment of bindings ranged from medieval examples of plain sheepskin over boards to twentieth-century masterpieces by Paul Bonet and Pierre-Lucien Martin, demonstrating. Get this from a library! Renaissance book collecting: Jean Grolier and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, their books and bindings. [Anthony Hobson; Cambridge University Press,] -- "This book studies, and compares, two sixteenth-century libraries. Jean Grolier's was a bibliophilic 'cabinet' of fine books; Diego Hurtado de Mendoza's was a much larger and more scholarly. Sandars Lectures The practice of gold-tooling bindings began relatively late in France compared with Italy (c. ). Cambridge libraries own one of the earliest very rare French gold-tooled bookbindings, unpublished hitherto and datable to , as well as two remarkable famous plaquette bindings made in Italy for Jean Grolier the same year. We invite you to join the Grolier Club Library for 60 days of French book arts! Starting today, April 6, we will highlight one treasure from our library per day, M-F. All objects were featured in the exhibition ‘French Book Arts from the Collection of the Grolier Club,’ curated by .

Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier. London: British Museum, Nixon, Howard Millar. British Bookbindings Presented by Kenneth H. Oldaker to the Chapter Library of Westminster Abbey. London, Nixon, Howard Millar. Broxbourne Library: Styles and Designs of Bookbindings from the Twelfth to the Twentieth Century. London: Maggs. New York: Pierpont Morgan Library, small 4to. cloth. xv, pages. Collection of Books on Bookbinding and related trades, Belonging to R. Smart Old English Bindery. Bookbindings old and new: notes of a book-lover, with account of the Grolier club of New York / (London: G. Bell, ), by Brander Matthews (page images at HathiTrust; US access only) L'art de la reliure en France aux derniers siècles / (Paris: Chez J. Gay, ), by Edouard Fournier (page images at HathiTrust) The miracles of Our Lord.

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Jean Grolier de Servières, viscount d'Aguisy (c. /90 – 22 October ) was Treasurer-General of France and a famous a book collector, Grolier is known in particular for his patronage of the Aldine Press, and his love of richly decorated bookbindings.

Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier: a loan exhibition, 23 September October, Grolier, Jean () Reference: See H M Nixon, Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier, London, M M Foot, The Henry Davis Gift, Vol.

III, London, Notes: A Milanese binding. Traces of 2 ties. With Grolier's arms painted on the fore edge. Grolier's "et amicorum" written below the colophon: 1 of 4 images are displayed for. The site provides an online source of information and a finding aid to bookbindings in the British Library.

Images and searchable text relating to selected bindings continue to be added. Buy BOOKBINDINGS From The Library Of Jean Grolier by The British Museum.

(ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible : The British Museum. Description. Title: Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier. A Loan Exhibition 23 September - 31 October Author: uncredited author Publisher: The Trustees of the British Museum City: Oxford Year: Binding Style: Hardcover Pagination: 75 pages plus cxxviii plates Width: 6" Height: 9" Book Details: Jean Grolier de Servières, viscount d'Aguisy ( – 22 October ) was.

Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier; a loan exhibition, 23 September–31 Octoberby Howard M. Nixon.

London: Hobson, Anthony. Humanists and bookbinders: the origins and diffusion of the humanistic bookbinding – Title: Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier.

A Loan Exhibition, 23 September October, (Catalogue Prepared by H. Nixon) Publication Type. Founded inthe Grolier Club is America’s oldest and largest society for bibliophiles and enthusiasts in the graphic arts.

Named for Jean Grolier ( or ), the Renaissance collector renowned for sharing his library with friends, the Club’s objective is to promote “the study, collecting, and appreciation of books and works on. Jean Grolier de Servières, vicomte d’Aguisy, (born /90, Lyon, France—died Octo Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier book, Paris), French bibliophile and patron of bookbinders.

Grolier was educated in Paris, served as the treasurer and receiver general of the French army in Italy, and in was named ambassador to Pope Clement he had become one of the four treasurers of France. work in Grolier's library.

It has now, however, become clear that it is from the shop of the so-called Fleur-de-lis binder, who bound about a dozen books for Grolier at this period. This book's importance is documentary. The other Grolier binding from the Abbey Collection was the copy of Krantz, Wandalia.

of Researches concerning Jean Grolier, his life and his library with a partial cata logue of his books by A. Le Roux de Lincy (New York: The Grolier Club, ) 21 have not counted them, but take the figure from Paul Van Tieghem's La Littérature Neo-Latine (Paris, ). I don't know if he counted them.

Place of creation: Binding: France: Object history: Text: ; Basel; Grolier, Jean () Notes: c. Paris, bound for J. Grolier by Jean Picard. Jean Grolier is one of the great figures of book collecting and bookbinding history. He served France as a diplomat in Italy, and returned to his native country with new designs for bindings, which he commissioned in Paris in the early sixteenth century.

Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier. Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier. NIXON, Howard. [Curator of the loan exhibition at the British Museum Sept. Oct. ] British Museum.

The exhibition showing first rate French and Italian bindings, among others. Read more. The latest work in that series is For Jean Grolier & His Friends: Years of Grolier Club Exhibitions & Publicationspublished in The Club is also proud of its bibliographical works, particularly the so-called "Grolier Hundred" catalogues, such as One Hundred Books Famous in Medicine, published inand A Century for the.

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Preliminary Advices. Items marked * are essential. Read, or browse through, the other items on this list if you have time, before you come to class. "Some Anglo-Saxon Bookbindings," in The Book Collector 24 (), ; use with caution. [Nixon, Howard M.] Bookbindings from the Library of Jean Grolier.

London: British Museum. The National Library of Scotland's holdings range from the oldest known Scottish binding, on the Haye Manuscript (), which dates from aroundto the work of present-day Scottish binders.

Particularly well-represented are the distinctively Scottish. Gold Tooling - Jean Picard c. Images and text from: The British Library - Database of Bookbindings Decorative Technique - Tooled in gold, Painted Style/Type - Interlacing ribbon/strapwork, Azured or hatched motifs Edges - Bookbinder - Picard, Jean Ownership Mark - Grolier, Jean () Author - MACHIAVELLI Niccolo.

Jean Grolier de Servières, viscount d'Aguisy ( – 22 October ) was Treasurer-General of France and a famous bibliophile. As a book collector, Grolier is known in particular for his patronage of the Aldine Press, and his love of richly decorated bookbindings.

In France Grolier ‘set the fashion of collecting beautiful modern books and commissioning fine modern bindings for them’ (Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier, page xii).

Although an 18 th-century calf binding has replaced Grolier’s, his annotations, in a beautiful humanistic hand, can be found throughout the volume and his inscription beneath the colophon: “Jo.

Our Grolier Ornamentali series is our tribute to Jean Grolier, a man known for his love of richly decorated bookbindings. The cover design for this series is based on one of Grolier’s last great commissions, a gold-tooled marbled brown leather creation with an interlaced curving design of single-line fillets and floral tools filling out the.

This book has an original Grolier binding and comes from Jean Grolier's own library. At the bottom edge of the front cover, the words "IO GROLIERII ET AMICORUM" can be seen tooled in gold, meaning "of Jean Grolier and friends." This phrase appears on many Grolier bindings, alluding to Grolier's habit of lending books from his library.

This book may have been bound in the workshop of Claude de. Aldo Manutius was the most influential printer of the Italian Renaissance. Like his contemporaries Sebastian Gryphius in Lyons and Christopher Plantin in Antwerp, he published numerous editions of the Classics, among other texts, and did so in volumes of a smaller format than had been common during the incunabula period.

That the book must at one and the same time have stood in some relation to both the position of the letter (in view of the fact that The book belongs to the Hessian library) and of the shield.

Plate XIV. ANTONNI COCCHI I opera. Basel (Herwag) Cassel. hist, uniy. fol. 12 Lit. in Fol. volumes in uniform binding. French Bookbindings at the Worth by French Book Bindings at the Worth.

The binding is contemporary and is in the style of Jean Grolier’s ‘Last Binder’. Grolier,who had died in the previous year, is regarded as the greatest French bibliophile of the Renaissance.

A friend of Aldus Manutius, the noted Venetian printer, he was. poet Claudio Tolomei, who advised him on the formation of his library. There are no less than six books bound for Jean Grolier, the most celebrated of Renaissance bibliophiles in the sale—the largest number to have been offered at one auction since the Abbey sale of They range in date from a book bound before Grolier placed his famous Jo.

Jean Grolier de Servières, vicomte d'Aguisy (grōl´yər, Fr. zhäN grôlyā´ də sĕrvyĕr´ vēkôNt´ dägēzē´), –, French r served Francis I as government treasurer and was later ambassador to Italy. There he met the printer Aldus Manutius and began collecting books.

His library consisted of some 3, richly bound volumes, which remained in his family.Bookbinding is the process of physically assembling a book from a number of folded or unfolded sheets of paper or other material.

It usually involves attaching a book cover to the resulting text-block. Before the computer age, the bookbinding trade involved two divisions. First, there is stationery.Jean Picard was a French bookbinder, active around Picard is notable for having bound many books for the bibliophile Jean may also have worked at the French royal bindery.

While the Grolier bindings have long been sought after, the identities of the binders who made them were forgotten until twentieth-century scholarship threw light on Picard and other binders.