grolier de servieres

Jean Grolier de Servières

[graw-lyey duh ser-vyer]
Jean Grolier de Servières, viscount d'Aguisy (1479 in LyonOctober 22, 1565, in Paris) was Treasurer-General of France and a famous bibliophile, known for his patronage of the Aldine Press and whose library was dispersed in 1675. The bindings of the books being ornamented with geometric patterns, have given name to bindings in this style. They bore the inscription, Io. Grolieri et Amicorum (the property of Jean Grolier and his friends). He is the namesake of the Grolier Club of New York City.


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