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'Binding XVIII my notes': papers of Giles Barber relating to eighteenth century French bookbinding, 1970-2000 and n.d. [c.1970-2000]

MS. 9101/54

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  1. 'F[rame] E[lements], Plaques etc.', notes, articles and images relating to the use of decorative blocks to create frames, and octavo format plaques, in the decoration of bindings, 1970-1995 and n.d. [c.1995]
  2. notes relating to frames and rolls and 17th century bookbinding tools, 1998 and n.d. [c.1998]
  3. 'Flowers with dots', notes relating to the use of binders' gilding tools to produce flowers with dots on stems, and related papers and images, n.d. [c.1995-2000]
  4. 'The Galantaris style, the lobes and squares style', 1993-1995 and n.d. [c.1995]
  5. papers and images relating to the techniques of tesselation and 'à répétition', and mosaic patterns, 1996-1998 and n.d. [c.1998]
  6. 'Not Mosaic Bindings', images, most marked 'Not mosaic', and notes, including notes on 'The whirling wheel pattern' and 'Geometric spine panels', 1999 and n.d. [c.1999]
  7. 'Waddesdon dentelles', lists of dentelle bindings at Waddesdon Manor and related papers, n.d. [c.1970-1995]
  8. notes relating to doublures and linings, gold type end leaves, and flat spines, n.d. [c.1995]
  9. 'Douceur', papers relating to the work of Louis Douceur (1721-1769), bookbinder, including notes on his use of tools and his bookbinder's ticket, n.d. [c.1970-1995]. Some notes are apparently not by Barber, but may be by [Henry] Graham Pollard (1903–1976), bookseller and bibliographer.
  10. 'Duseuil', papers relating to the work of Augustin Duseuil (1673-1746), bookbinder, n.d. [c.1995]
  11. notes relating to the work of [Louis-François] Le Monnier (fl.1737-1776) and other members of his family, bookbinders, n.d. [c.1995]
  12. 'Bindings signed by lesser binders', copies of images from sale catalogues and notes of binders' names, n.d. [c.1995]
  13. 'Livre du Roi', notes and images relating to André Campra, Motets Pour la Chapelle du Roy (Paris, 1735), printed for Louis XV, 1993 and n.d. [c.1993]
  14. 'The Comte du Nord', correspondence and papers relating to bindings in the libraries of Grand Duke Paul of Russia (1756-1801), 'le Comte du Nord', later Emperor of Russia, 1999 and n.d. [c.1999]
  15. 'Prediger', papers relating to Christoph Ernst Prediger's Der Buchbinder und Futteralmacher (1741-1753), the first professional publication on bookbinding in German, 2000 and n.d. [c.2000]
  16. 'Binding sections, used notes', notes and images relating to bookbinding terminology, tools, doublures, and other subjects, n.d. [c.1999]


  • 1970-2000 and n.d. [c.1970-2000]


1 box (16 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9101/54

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
Broad Street
Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom