Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Chippendale bindings

A style of book decoration, where the books were generally covered in red morocco, and were tooled in gold with elaborate rococo borders of swirls and acanthus leaves enclosing areas dispersed with meshes of dotted lines. Incorporated in all this were various figured tools, including dancing angels, trumpeters, doves, fruit, musicians, swooping phoenixes, etc. See also: "CHINESE" CHIPPENDALE BINDINGS ,

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