Le Gascon, Enigma, Ultra Unlined Flexi

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Le Gascon, Enigma, Ultra Unlined Flexi

Le Gascon, Enigma, Ultra Unlined Flexi

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This cover is inspired by an original design attributed to Le Gascon, a legendary but little-known 17th century bookbinder. Le Gascon was the inventor of the "pointille" and "fanfare" styles, and his influence is felt throughout the rich book binding history that follows him.If this cover was not created by Le Gascon, it is certainly in his style and was made by another French master. Le Gascon-style bindings first appeared near the end of the reign of Charles IX and were revered for the sophistication and intricacy of their ornamentation. Le Gascon's fanfare bindings featured gilt decoration that spread out in repeated fanfare patterns, as well as pointille tooling bordered by bands.The original cover was made of red morocco leather embossed and gilded with rosettes, spirals and dotted lines. It also featured Le Gascon's emblematic small compartments which were created by carving ridges into the leather.No matter who created the original binding, our cover pays homage to its consummate artistry and visionary design.

Author:   Paperblanks
Publisher:   Paperblank Book Co
ISBN:  

9781439793428


Pages:   176
Publication Date:   01 November 2022
Availability:  
This item is in stock and will be dispatched immediately.

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This cover is inspired by an original design attributed to Le Gascon, a legendary but little-known 17th century bookbinder. Le Gascon was the inventor of the "pointille" and "fanfare" styles, and his influence is felt throughout the rich book binding history that follows him.If this cover was not created by Le Gascon, it is certainly in his style and was made by another French master. Le Gascon-style bindings first appeared near the end of the reign of Charles IX and were revered for the sophistication and intricacy of their ornamentation. Le Gascon's fanfare bindings featured gilt decoration that spread out in repeated fanfare patterns, as well as pointille tooling bordered by bands.The original cover was made of red morocco leather embossed and gilded with rosettes, spirals and dotted lines. It also featured Le Gascon's emblematic small compartments which were created by carving ridges into the leather.No matter who created the original binding, our cover pays homage to its consummate artistry and visionary design.

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Author:   Paperblanks
Publisher:   Paperblank Book Co
ISBN:  

9781439793428


Pages:   176
Publication Date:   01 November 2022
Availability:  
This item is in stock and will be dispatched immediately.
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