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Shelfmark c152l8
Held By BL
Country France
Period 19c
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Stencilled
Style Pictorial; Frame
BookBinder Courteval
Author Bourguignon D'Anville, Hubert François and Cochin
Title Iconologie par figures, ou Traité des allégories, emblêmes.....
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication [1789?]
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. In a contemporary gold-tooled calf binding signed by Courteval. Macchi states; first half of century Paris, bound by Courteval, unusual central picture. One of the greatest binders of his day; he worked from about 1796-1836f. É. Thoinan (Biographie, p. 234) refers to his gaufrages and to his marbled calf. His best bindings made before 1815, show much delicate work. His first address was Carmes 1 and later (1809) at n. 5, to which he often altered his label in ink (C. Ramsden, French bookbinders, p. 59). Different kinds of his work kept at the Wittockiana Library, Brussels, show the variery of his work (Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Bruxelles, Relieurs et reliures décorées, 2000, n. 4, 36, 43, 69, 71, 111, 119, 120, 158, 159, 160). Specimens of his work are illustrated in the Schiff collection (S. de Ricci, French signed bindings, II, 189-200), Descamps-Scrive (Bibliothèque, I, 22), Gumuchian (Gumuchian Libraire, Paris, Catalogue XII, p. 59) and Sale catalogue, Édouard Rahir (VI, 2018).
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