Book edge decoration technique

Christoph Ernst Predigerc. 1744

Vilnius University Library

Vilnius University Library
Vilnius, Lithuania

Book block gilding is a unique decoration technique, similar to brocade paper. Often the gilded edges were also printed with embossed ornaments.

In the mid-18th century in his book on bookbinding (Der In aller heut zu Tag üblichen Arbeit wohl anweisende accurate Buchbinder und Futteralmacher, Frankfurt, Leipzig, 1741) Christoph Ernst Prediger gave some examples of patterns imprinted on the book edges for artisans to apply in their work.


  • Title: Book edge decoration technique
  • Creator: Christoph Ernst Prediger
  • Date Created: c. 1744
  • Location Created: Ansbach, Germany
  • Type: Book
  • Rights: Vilnius University Library
  • External Link: View in VU Library's Catalogue
  • Medium: Engraving

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