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agricultural technology

agricultural technology  

Broadly defined, agricultural technology involves the production, processing, and marketing of a constellation of edible and non-edible commodities produced on farms. These commodities ranged from ...
Armenian MS book

Armenian MS book  

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Armenia accepted Christianity as its state religion around 314, but Greek and Syriac were used as the languages of instruction and the liturgy until Mesrop Mashtots’ invented the Armenian alphabet ...
Bibliothèque de la Pléiade

Bibliothèque de la Pléiade  

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Collection of French and world literature, together with encyclopedic volumes, published by Gallimard since 1931. These handsome and increasingly scholarly editions consecrate an author's status as a ...
blind tooling

blind tooling  

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In bookbinding, the technique of impressing an ornamental design without gilding; if gold is applied the technique is called ‘gilt tooling’ or ‘gold tooling’.
boards

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The term ‘boards’ is commonly used to denote the stiff card or panels at the front and back (but not the spine) of a hard-bound book, including their covering, although ...
Bookbinding

Bookbinding  

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The art of sewing quires together within a cover into a single codex. The last step in manuscript book production, binding protected codices and kept their contents in order. Most ...
bookmarks

bookmarks  

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Bookmarks, or bookmarkers, are items loosely inserted into a book to mark a particular place for reference or for easy return and continued reading. As a bibliographical tool, they are ...
bookplate

bookplate  

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A decorative label stuck in the front of a book, bearing the name of the book's owner.
calfskin

calfskin  

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A calf's skin as the type of clothing worn by fools or jesters.
chemise

chemise  

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A loose cover for a book, typically made of leather or cloth, with pockets at each side into which the boards fit. Commonly used in some medieval bindings.
Clothing and Personal Adornment

Clothing and Personal Adornment  

In general, clothing of pharaonic Egypt has escaped the close study that was applied to European costume of more recent millennia. This lack is gradually being rectified by textile specialists ...
conservation

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‘Conservation’ is the common term used by archivists, bibliographers, librarians, and museum curators for the proper preservation, for future generations, of artefacts, including books and ...
Cosway bindings

Cosway bindings  

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Luxury bindings, named after the artist Richard Cosway (1742–1821), made with painted miniatures inlaid in gold-tooled leather. They were a speciality of the London bookselling firm Sotheran’s and ...
covers

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The upper (front) and lower (rear) covers of a manuscript or printed book are the sides of the binding, as opposed to the spine at the back between them. See binding.[...]
crafts.

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Numerous crafts and industries developed during the medieval period, including textiles, the hide and leather industry, mining and metal processing, woodworking crafts of various kinds, food ...
cuir-ciselé

cuir-ciselé  

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Bookbinding technique in which the design is cut into the surface and then widened with a tool.
doublure

doublure  

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Ornamental linings added to the inner cover surfaces of luxury bookbindings, in place of pastedowns. They are typically made of silk or decorated leather, and are particularly associated with fine ...
dust jacket

dust jacket  

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The dust-jacket is a well-known feature of modern printed books, dating back at least to the 1830s. On them are commonly displayed the name of the author, the title, an ...
Edgar Mansfield

Edgar Mansfield  

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 (1907–96) British bookbinder, sculptor, and first president of the Guild of Contemporary Bookbinders (1955–68).He began studying bookbinding with Matthews in 1934. Mansfield’s work became highly ...
Editorial Aguilar

Editorial Aguilar  

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Spanish publisher.Based in Madrid, the firm was founded in 1923 by Manuel Aguilar (b. 1888). Although its output has been very diverse, Aguilar is best known for issuing the ...

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