Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books
A Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology

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textile bindings

A very ornate style of fabric binding, popular in England and France during the Renaissance, and in England into the 18th century. The books were sumptuously bound in satin and velvet of various colors, and were often embellished with needlework in multi-colored silks, as well as gold and silver threads. (156 , 254 , 347 )

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