[groh-lee-er; French graw-lyey]
- pertaining to a decorative design (Grolier design) in bookbinding, consisting of bands interlaced in geometric forms.
Origin of Grolier
First recorded in 1820–30; named after J. Grolier de Servières
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After all, it's only a copy of a Grolier, just a little altered.Woman on Her Own, False Gods & The Red Robe
Grolier, it appeared, had led his party against the theological liberals.A Far Country, Complete
He invented antique letters for Grolier, he tells us in his Champfleury.
The discoveries of Grolier did not allow the binders much time to be idle.
We are indebted to the Grolier Club for some of the best of these.The Amenities of Book-Collecting and Kindred Affections
A. Edward Newton
- relating to or denoting a decorative style of bookbinding using interlaced leather straps, gilded ornamental scrolls, etc
C19: named after Jean Grolier de Servières (1479–1565), French bibliophile
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