Paperblanks Le Gascon Mystique 9 x 7 Inch Blank Guest Book
The cover is inspired by an original design attributed to Le Gascon, a legendary but little-known 17th century bookbinder. Le Gascon was the inventor of the pointille and fanfare styles, and his influence is felt throughout his rich bookbinding history that follows him.
If this cover was not created by Le Gascon, it is certainly in his style and was made by another French master. Le Gascon-style bindings first appeared near the end of the reign of Charles IX and were revered for the sophistication and intricacy of their ornamentation. Le Gasco's fanfare bindings featured gilt decoration that spread out in repeated fanfare patterns, as well as pointille tooling bordered by bands.
The cover pays homage to its consummate artistry and visionary design.
- Hard Cover
- Dimensions 9 x 7 Inch Land Scape Format
- 144 pages
- Unlined paper
- 120 gsm
- Smythe-sewn binding - book opens flat
- Acid Free sustainable forest paper
- Book edge printing
- Memento pouch on the inside back cover
- Ribbon Marker
- ISBN: 9781439735510