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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Grolier  \Gro"lier`\,  n. 
  The  name  by  which  Jean  Grolier  de  Servier  (1479-1565),  a 
  French  bibliophile,  is  commonly  known  --  used  in  naming  a 
  certain  style  of  binding,  a  design,  etc 
  {Grolier  binding},  a  book  binding  decorated  with  a  pattern 
  imitated  from  those  given  covers  of  books  bound  for  Jean 
  Grolier,  and  bearing  his  name  and  motto. 
  {Grolier}  {design  or  school},  the  pattern  of  interlacing 
  bars,  bands,  or  ribbons,  with  little  scrolls  of  slender 
  gold  lines,  assumed  to  be  an  imitation  of  the  designs  on 
  Jean  Grolier's  book  bindings.