Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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Settle, Elkanah ( 1648-1724 )

An English playwright and hack versifier, who composed topical poems which he bound himself, or, more likely, had bound, as there is no direct evidence that he was a bookbinder. Settle's bindings were in leather and were decorated with a rectangular frame within which he had the binder set the arms of a likely patron. If the book did not sell, he had the original coat of arms covered with leather and tooled with a different arms for another prospective purchaser. (158 )




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