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The Giannini family, bookbinders in Florence since the 1850s, invented this 'Florentine' style of bookbinding; ornate use of gilt and paints to decorate vellum, a notoriously difficult medium to work with. This is a matching collection of 12 exquisite decorated artist biographies, each one measuring 6 x 4 inches and preserved in the original cloth covered boxes: one box lid and two box sides are missing, and some of the box joints are split, but they have done their job for over a century and the bindings themselves are unfaded, not soiled or damaged, with none of the bowing that you sometimes get with vellum bindings.
Title: Collection of 12 Bindings on artists: Titian, Reynolds, Botticelli, Murillo, Rembrandt, Rubens, Velazquez, Andrea del Sarto, Tintoretto, Veronese, Raphael and Fra Angelico.
Publisher: Cowans and Gray, 1908.:
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 40509