Gold tooled decorated bookbinding by the French bookbinder Claude Picques (1510-1574)  who served as

personal bookbinder to Queen Catherine de’ Medici from 1553 and as the personal bookbinder to King Henry II of France

Depicted bookbinding by author Andreas Alciatus -1549 (courtesy of the British Library, London)

http://www.cyclopaedia.org/16c/picquestools.html

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