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Modern Bookbinding Practically Considered
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Modern Bookbinding Practically Considered


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Description This Léon Gruel binding on a volume about modern bookbinding techniques displays a variety of styles produced by Gruel's workshop, intended to show the range of effects that Gruel could achieve for his clients. The front cover displays modern designs, while the back cover showcases antiquarian ones. Both covers feature "modeled leather," a technique in which the leather is stretched and shaped to create depth and texture.
Exhibitions
  • Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Acquired by Henry Walters, Baltimore, before 1931; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, before 1931

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Period
1889
Medium
ink on paper bound between boards covered with calfskin, goatskin, gold, and silk
(Manuscripts & Rare Books)
Accession Number
92.1263 ()
Measurements
H: 10 × W: 8 1/8 in. (25.4 × 20.64 cm)
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Not On View

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