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A diapered binding contains a uniformly repeated motif or ornament applied by the binder to create an overall pattern. This decorative technique is best realized in gilt, using just a few tools to create a simple geometric, abstract, or figurative design.

Year: 1903
Reference: William Henry Schuetze (1853-1902). William Henry Schuetze. Chicago: R.R. Donnelly & Sons Co., The Lakeside Press, 1903. 165 p. 24.5 x 16 cm. Copy 3.
Description: Bound in brown morocco with multiple gilt fillet borders and diapered ornaments on covers. Raised spine bands, gilt lettering and ornaments on spine. Gilt fillets on turn-ins. All edges gilt.
Signed binding. Tooled in gilt: The Doves Bindery / 19 C-S 04.
Binding designed by T. J. Cobden-Anderson (1840-1922), founder of the Doves Bindery which was established in 1893.
Binder: Doves Bindery
Gift: Charles Deering
Catalog Record: https://miami-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/16oedga/01UOML_ALMA21219565700002976

Year: 1780
Reference: Arioste. Roland Furieux. Poème Héroïque de l'Arioste. A Paris, Chez Pissot, 1780. 422 p. 17.5 x 11 cm
Description: Calf binding with diapered gilt ornaments, borders and fillets on covers and spine. Raised spine bands. All edges gilt.
Gift: Henry Field
Catalog Record: https://miami-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/16oedga/01UOML_ALMA21170422920002976

Year: 1899
Reference: Omar Khayyám. Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, the Astronomer-Poet of Persia... London: Macmillan and Co., Limited; New York: Macmillan Company, 1899. 111 p. 15.5 x 10.5 cm.
Description: Bound in brown morocco with diapered gilt ornaments and pointillé within double gilt fillet borders on covers and spine. Gilt title on spine. Gilt fillet on turn-in. All edges gilt.
Signed binding. Tooled in gilt: Bound by Zaehnsdorf.
Binder: Zaehnsdorf
Gift: Charles Deering
Catalog Record: https://miami-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/lrv5ko/01UOML_ALMA21230280710002976

Year: 1889
Reference: Walter Hamilton (1844-1899). An Odd Volume for Smokers. A Lyttel Parcell of Poems and Parodyes in Praise of Tobacco... London: Reeves & Turner, 1889. 180 p. 15.5 x 12 cm.
Description: Bound in full spackled calf with blind-tooled decorative roll border on covers. Red leather spine label with gilt lettering, fillets, and diapered gilt ornaments on spine. Gilt decorative border roll on turn-ins. All edges gilt.
Signed binding. Binder's stamp: Bound by Zaehnsdorf for A.C. McClure & Co.
Binder: Zaehnsdorf
Gift: Charles Deering
Catalog Record: https://miami-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/16oedga/01UOML_ALMA21187808000002976

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