Page:The Art of Bookbinding, Zaehnsdorf, 1890.djvu/147

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binders contemporary with Grolier, and the use of lined or azuré tools are a distinctive mark of the period. This is

Examples of Venetian tools.

the connecting link with the Italian bindings. It will be observed that the Italian or Venetian tools are solid,

Examples of Grolier tools.

while in the other style the tools, although of the same shape, are lined or azuré. A little later on other artists, not satisfied with this modification, dispensed with the