Grolier Ornamentali Paperblanks Journal

Grolier Ornamentali Paperblanks Journal

Jean Grolier (1479-1565) was among history’s most discerning collectors of beautiful books, and the first to develop a unique ornamental style of designs that became one of the most emulated worldwide. Although French, he preferred that his bindings follow the design principles of his Italian friend Aldus Manutius, the greatest printer of the Renaissance. The majority of the brilliant works were executed in Paris by two remarkable binding houses. Grolier’s collection of books was split between books he commissioned for himself and books he acquired or was given. At the time of his death, he possessed one of the greatest and most extensive private libraries in the world. Each of his books was of extraordinary quality, in a style described as both “quiet and simple, yet rich and flowing.”

This Grolier Ornamentali series is based on one of his last great commissions, a gold-tooled marbled brown leather creation with an interlaced curving design of single-line fillets and floral tools filling out the six-pointed star.

Book Edge Printing
Memento Pouch
Ribbon Marker
Brass Clasp

Grande 240 pages • 8.25" x 11.75 Unlined
Ultra 144 pages • 7" x 9" Lined

Midi  240 pages • 5" x 7" Lined
Mini 240 Pages 3.75" x 5.5" Lined

Orders are charged to customer's credit cards at the time the order is placed.
Designed in Canada

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