Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Lyonnaise style ( Lyonese )

A 16th century style of book decoration featuring broad interlaced geometrical strapwork, usually gold tooled and then painted, lacquered, or enamelled in different colors. Lyonnaise was also a style in which the binding was decorated by blocking the cover with large corner ornaments and a predominant center design, roughly lozenge shaped. the all-over background being filled in with dots. The name is misleading, as neither style had any connection with Lyons. (69 , 156 , 347 )




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