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Shelfmark Davis547
Held By BL
Country France
Period 18c
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style Armorial
Edges Gilt
BookBinder
Owner Louis XV, King of France (1710-1774)
Author
Title Les Statuts de l'Ordre du St Esprit estably par Henri III
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication 1724
References
Notes With the dove emblem of the Ordre du Saint Esprit. Similar bindings are kept in: 1) Aosta (Italy), Seminary Mayor (F. Malaguzzi, Legature di pregio in Valle d'Aosta, p. 111-112, fig. 87); 2) Paris, Conservatoire national des arts et métiers library (L'art de la reliure XVIe-XVIIIe siècle, p. 22-23); 3) Rome, Casanatense Library (Biblioteca Casanatense, Roma, Legature antiche e di pregio, I, p. 597, n. 1292; II, p. 309, fig. 481); 4) Valenciennes, Municipal Library (Bibliothèque Municipale de Valenciennes, L'art de la reliure, p. 16, n. 40.) See R. R. Holmes, Specimens of Royal fine and historical Bookbindings p. 13, n. 129; Librairie Sourget, Chartres, Manuscrits et livres précieux. Catalogue IX, p. 206-207, n. 71 on Le nouveau testament en français, Paris, Pralard, 1696; A. Lier, Bucheinbände aus dem Bücherschatze der Kgl. öffentl. Bibliothek zu Dresden, II, n. 89; F. Macchi-L. Macchi., Dizionario illustrato della legatura, p. 341.
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