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Shelfmark c152h3
Held By BL
Country France
Period 18c
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style Panel design; Frame
Edges
BookBinder Bisiaux, Pierre Joseph
Owner
Author Hesiod
Title Hesiodi Ascraei quæcumque exstant, Græce et Latine, ex recensione J. Clerici, cum ejusdem animadversionibus.
Place of Publication Amserdam
Date of Publication 1791
References
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. In a late eighteenth century gold-tooled green morocco binding signed by Bisiaux. Macchi states; end century, Paris, bound by Pierre Joseph Bisiaux. Worked between 1777-1801, when he figures in the Paris Almanac. His workshops were at Place Maubert in 1777, Foin St. Jacques 32 in 1785 and Carmes 1 in 1798-1801. One of the leading binders of the transition from the Monarchy (C. Ramsden, French bookbinders, p.33). Mentioned by É. Thoinan (Biographie, p. 207) and L. Gruel (Manuel, 1887, p. 54). Illustrations of his work can be seen in Mortimer Schiff's (S. de Ricci, French signed bindings, p. 250-251, n. 124; p. 254-255, n. 126) and in Whitney Hoff (Sale catalogue of Mrs. G. Whitney Hoff, n. 463) collections.
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