Badier, Florimond ( fl 1645-1660 )
A Parisian bookbinder, apprenticed to Jean Thomas
in 1630, who became a master bookbinder in 1645.
His name is associated with the art ofPOINTILLÉ (1)
and sumptuous doublures. Badier also used a
distinctive finishing stamp cut in the shape of a
man's head. Only three signed bindings of his are
known; many bindings attributed to him may be the
work of imitators. At one time, Badier was
considered by some authorities to be the legendary
LE GASCON ; this
was largely because of his pointillé style.
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