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Icons of the Renaissance 06/02/2014




Louis-Marie Michon - the 1956 Disaster 19/10/2014 (an unfinished page finished at last)


Louis XII Dolphins motif 03/02/2014


Aristophanes Binder 1543 02/02/2014


Atelier des reliures LOUIS XII - Atlas Catalan 12/01/2014


Atelier des reliures LOUIS XII - FRANÇOIS Ier - Linacre bindings 05/01/2014


Atelier des reliures LOUIS XII - FRANÇOIS Ier c. 1500-1520


Atelier des reliures LOUIS XII - FRANÇOIS Ier - Chronology 16/01/2014


Atelier des reliures LOUIS XII - FRANÇOIS Ier - Inventory - binding No. 29 19/01/2014


Atelier des reliures LOUIS XII - FRANÇOIS Ier - Inventory - binding No. 39 19/01/2014


Atelier des reliures LOUIS XII - FRANÇOIS Ier - The mysterious disappearance of François Tissard d'Amboise 23/01/2014


Atelier des reliures LOUIS XII - FRANÇOIS Ier - The Simon Vostre fiasco 18/01/2014


L'Atelier Simon Vostre 1486-1521 01/01/2014


L'Atelier de Pierre Roffet 1511-1533 - TOOL CATALOGUE 26/01/2014


L'Atelier de Pierre Roffet 1511-1533 27/12/2013


Pierre Roffet - fleur-de-lis binder 28/12/2013


Fleur-de-lis Binder 1525-1540 27/11/2013


Du Saix Master 02/12/2013


Atelier Étienne Roffet 1538-1549 12/12/2013


Atelier Jean Picard 1538-1547


Imitative Binder c.1540 15/12/2013


Salel Binder 1540 17/11/2013


Atelier Ruette 1606-1669 INVENTORY


Atelier Macé Ruette 1606-1644


Atelier du Maitre Doreur 1622-1638


Atelier Antoine Ruette 1638-1669


Atelier des Caumartin 1652-1715


Atelier de Charenton 1670-1685


Atelier Luc-Antoine Boyet 1685-1733


Atelier Antoine-Michel Padeloup. dit Le Jeune 1685-1758


Atelier Louis Douceur 1721-1769


Atelier Pierre-Paul Dubuisson 1746-1762


Atelier Nicolas-Denis Derome, dit Derome le Jeune 1761-1788


Atelier Jean-Pierre Jubert, 1771-1793?


Atelier MM binder, 1770-179-?


While I have concentrated my research on the French Binders, I have also devoted quite a few pages to one of the most famous Dutch 18th century binders, Johannes Stofvoet, 1687 - 1749. Click on the link below to see a new page where you find links to these pages



First Stadholder's Bindery,- Johannes Stofvoet, 1725-1749


Below are some additional links, mainly a collection of pages relating to the 16th century binders and a section on 18th century plaques. The plaque pages lead me on to researching the work of Pierre-Paul Dubisson and should perhaps be included with his other pages, in any case try them first.



Decorated Bookbindings of the Sixteenth Century

link to 16c bindings


Decorative Scrolling in the Sixteenth Century.

link to Decorative 16c Scrolling


French Sixteenth Century "Azured" Finishing Tools

link to 16c Azured tools


A Comparative Study of Sixteenth Century Azured Finishing Tools

link to a comparative study of Picques tools


A comparative study of gold tooling - Jean Picard vs Claude de Picques.

link to a comparative study of Picard vs Picques


16c Tool Identification

click on this image to link to Tool Identification


Maioli Binding

click on this image to link to Maioli Binding




Eighteenth Century Plaques - Mazieres OSS Model

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Eighteenth Century Plaques - Collombat OSS Model

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Reliure aux armes de Marie LECZINSKA

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A word of Caution

Even experts are sometimes wrong, before you spend thousands on a book, please do your own research! Just because I say a certain binding can be attributed to le Maitre isn't any kind of guarantee, don't take my word for it, go a step further and get your own proof. In this work I have had to count heavily on the experts who have gone before me, and after many long hours of comparative study, I have discovered certain errors in their work, which I have in some cases unknowingly repeated in these pages.

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