Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Greek style

A 15th and 16th century style of blind tooled binding in which the books had spines rising at head and tail to protect the thick double headbands which were striped in bright red and blue. The thick wooden boards had grooved edges, and clasp straps of triple braided thongs fastened to pins set in the grooves. Greek texts, or even translations from the Greek, were hound in this manner in France and Italy, probably by Greek craftsmen. (156. 347 )

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