Grolier design
Grolier Gro"lier`, n. The name by which Jean Grolier de Servier (1479-1565), a French bibliophile, is commonly known; -- used in naming a certain style of binding, a design, etc.

{Grolier binding}, a book binding decorated with a pattern imitated from those given covers of books bound for Jean Grolier, and bearing his name and motto.

{Grolier design} or {Grolier school}, the pattern of interlacing bars, bands, or ribbons, with little scrolls of slender gold lines, assumed to be an imitation of the designs on Jean Grolier's book bindings. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • Grolier — Gro lier , n. The name by which Jean Grolier de Servier (1479 1565), a French bibliophile, is commonly known; used in naming a certain style of binding, a design, etc. {Grolier binding}, a book binding decorated with a pattern imitated from those …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grolier binding — Grolier Gro lier , n. The name by which Jean Grolier de Servier (1479 1565), a French bibliophile, is commonly known; used in naming a certain style of binding, a design, etc. {Grolier binding}, a book binding decorated with a pattern imitated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Grolier school — Grolier Gro lier , n. The name by which Jean Grolier de Servier (1479 1565), a French bibliophile, is commonly known; used in naming a certain style of binding, a design, etc. {Grolier binding}, a book binding decorated with a pattern imitated… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Grolier — /groh lee euhr/; Fr. /grddaw lyay /, adj. pertaining to a decorative design (Grolier design) in bookbinding, consisting of bands interlaced in geometric forms. [1820 30; named after J. GROLIER DE SERVIERES] …   Useful english dictionary

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