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Modern Ornamentation

Decorative binding techniques used to embellish leather bindings have not changed significantly in the twentieth century. Styles of ornamentation continue to evolve under the influence of contemporary art and design movements such as Art Moderne and Art Deco.

Year: 1903
Reference: William Henry Schuetze (1853-1902). William Henry Schuetze. Chicago: R.R. Donnelly & Sons Co., The Lakeside Press, 1903. 163 p. 24.5 x 17 cm. Copy 2.
Description: Bound in red morocco with decorative gilt fillets on covers and spine. Raised spine bands. Title in gilt on spine. Leather doublures with navy blue leather inlays, decorated with gilt ornaments.
Signed binding. Tooled in gilt: M. Lortic.
Binder: Lortic, Marcelin
Gift: Charles Deering
Catalog Record: https://miami-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/16oedga/01UOML_ALMA21219565700002976

Year: 1928
Reference: Graily Hewitt. The Pen and Type-design... London: The First Edition Club, 1928. 47 p. 28 x 19 cm.
Description: Bound in red niger goat. Decorative gilt fillets on covers, spine and turn-ins. Title in gilt on spine.
Gift: Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Gold
Location: ASC Special Z250 A4H4

Year: 1927
Reference: Jean Marchand. La Légende de Mélvsine. Paris: Boivin & Cie. Éditeurs, [c. 1927]. 273 p. 20 x 15 cm.
Description: Bound in green morocco with decorative gilt fillets and ornaments on covers and spine. Title in gilt on cover and spine. Gilt fillet on turn-ins.
Signed binding. Tooled in gilt: Bayntun. Bath, Eng.
Binder: Bayntun
Catalog Record: https://miami-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/permalink/f/16oedga/01UOML_ALMA21209238400002976

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