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Shelfmark c48e22
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Author Brunetto, Horatio
Title Lettere di Meesser Horatio Brunetto
Place of Publication Venice
Date of Publication 1548
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Shelfmark c48e22
Upper cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Sunk panel
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
Ownership mark
Reference
Notes c. 1550, Paris, attributed to Grolier's last binder workshop. For a list of 23 bindings, see A. Hobson, Renaissance book collecting, Appendix I, p. 229, (i), Last Binder.



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Author Juvenalis, Decimus Junius
Title Juvenalis. Persius
Place of Publication Venice
Date of Publication 1501
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Shelfmark 687e34
Upper cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
Ownership mark
Reference
Notes Vellum pastedowns. For other French 16c bindings see Marie-Pierre Laffitte & Fabienne Le Bars, Reliures royales de la Renaissance, Paris, 1999. c. 1550, Paris, bound for J. Grolier by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier, p. 64-65, n. 126).Similar examples: J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 19-21 June 1967, p. 174-175, lot 2070 on Origen, De recta in deum fide dialogus, Paris, Audoenus Parvus, 1556; Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Des livres rares, p. 69, n. 48; C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, Bucheinbände. Katalog XXI, n. 21, pl. IX; La reliure ancienne et moderne, pl. 94; T. de Marinis, Appunti, p. 140, n. 73, pl. CCLXIV on text Second livre d'Architecture par Jacques Androuet du Cerceau, Paris, 1561 (Mostra storica della legatura artistica in Palazzo Pitti, n. 577). This craftsman produced covers in vellum too (Librairie Sourget, Chartres, Manucrits enluminés et livres précieux. Catalogue VI, p.136, n. 43 on Lucrèce, De rerum natura libri sex, a Dionysio Lambino, Paris and Lyons, Guillaume and Philippe Rouillé, 1563). For his J. Grolier bindings list, see A. Hobson, Renaissance book collecting, p. 229, (i) Last Binder.



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Shelfmark c19f21
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Author Horatius Flaccus, Quintus
Title Q Horatii Flacci Poemata omnia
Place of Publication Venice
Date of Publication 1527
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Shelfmark c19f21
Upper cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Marbled
Style/Type All over design; Azured or hatched motifs
Edges
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
Ownership mark
Reference For other French 16c bindings see Marie-Pierre Laffitte & Fabienne Le Bars, Reliures royales de la Renaissance, Paris, 1999.
Notes In board binding with recessed supports. Smooth spine.


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Shelfmark C20a23
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Author Gerardo, Paolo
Title Nouo libro di lettere scritte da i piu rari auttori et professori della lingua volgare italiana.
Place of Publication Venice
Date of Publication 1544
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Edges
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
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Upper cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers last binder
Ownership mark Grolier, Jean (1479-1565)
Reference Similar examples J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 19-21 June 1967, p. 174-175, lot 2070 on Origen, De recta in deum fide dialogus, Paris, Audoenus Parvus, 1556; Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, Des livres rares, p. 69, n. 48; C. G. Boerner, Leipzig, Bucheinbände. Katalog XXI, n. 21, pl. IX; La reliure ancienne et moderne, pl. 94; T. de Marinis, Appunti, p. 140, n. 73, pl. CCLXIV on text Second livre d'Architecture par Jacques Androuet du Cerceau, Paris, 1561 (Mostra storica della legatura artistica in Palazzo Pitti, n. 577). This craftsman produced covers in vellum too (Librairie Sourget, Chartres, Manucrits enluminés et livres précieux. Catalogue VI, p.136, n. 43 on Lucrèce, De rerum natura libri sex, a Dionysio Lambino, Paris and Lyons, Guillaume and Philippe Rouillé, 1563). For his J. Grolier bindings list, see A. Hobson, Renaissance book collecting, p. 229, (i) Last Binder. For interlace style in connection with this binder, see Fabienne Le Bars Maurusias & Co.:the influence of Hieronymus Cock's print series on bookbinding in sixteenth century Paris in Simiolus, Volume 39, 2017, number 3.
Notes c. 1550, Paris, bound for J. Grolier by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier, p. 64-65, n. 126). Traces of two ties.


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Shelfmark c46c3
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Author AEMILIUS Paulus Veronensis
Title Pauli Aemylii ... De rebus gestis Francorum libri X. Arnoldi Ferroni ...
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication 1555
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Edges
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
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Reference
Notes For details see record for upper cover


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Reference
Notes For details see record for upper cover


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Upper cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Semis, background of small tools
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
Ownership mark
Reference
Notes


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Top edge
Country France
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Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
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Reference
Notes For details see record for upper cover


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Shelfmark c24b23
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Author VICO Enea
Title Ex libris XXIII commentariorum in vetera Imperatorum Romanorum numismata A. Vici liber primus.
Place of Publication Venice
Date of Publication 1560
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Shelfmark c24b23
Upper cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Tan
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Mottoes
Edges
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
Ownership mark Grolier, Jean (1479-1565)
Reference
Notes c. 1540, Paris, bound for J. Grolier by the Last binder. Volume described by H. M. Nixon (Bookbindings from the library of Jean Grolier, p. 65-6, n. 128); see A. Hobson, Renaissance book collecting, Appendix I: Grolier's bindings classified by workshop, pp. 223-229, V France, 1547-1565, i) Last Binder, p. 229.



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Shelfmark C108m9
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Author
Title La Sainte Bible. [With woodcuts.] Lyon : Ian de Tournes, 1554.
Place of Publication Lyons
Date of Publication 1554
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Shelfmark C108m9
Upper cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Floral; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Semis, background of small tools; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
Ownership mark
Reference For another binding by Grolier's Last Binder see The Wormsley Library, London, 1999. no.32. Notes With doublures tooled in gold. Macchi states; mid century, Paris, bound by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the Library of J. Grolier, LB 26, 28, 67-68, n. 132), center and cornerpiece. See Musée de Mariemont, Prestige de la bibliothèque, p. 20, n. 27; Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Das Gewand des Buches, p. 88, n. 62; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Europäische Einbandkunst, p. 82, n. 132. Volume reproduced in J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 21-23 June 1965, p. 51, lot 145, plate 16. The cornerpieces are reproduced on three Grolier's bindings; 1) G. D. Hobson, Maioli, Canevari and others, pl. 39; 2) J. Toulet, Les reliures., p. 537, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, on Politien, Venice, Aldus, 1498, shelfmark Imp. Rés. Z. 547; 3) Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Thesaurus librorum, p. 258, n. 114, on Hyeronymus Cardanus, De rerum varietate, Basel Heinrich Petri 1557,shelfmark 752 S., 2°.
Notes Title page in gold. The gilt and gauffered edges may have been painted but it is too faded to tell. The binding has been restored. The doublures have been tooled in gold. There is an empty space in the centre of the upper doublure where it seems as if something has been erased. The lower doublure has been painted with a green wreath and tooled in gold with the letters A D L. With the bookplate of J R Abbey.


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Shelfmark C108m9
Lower cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Floral; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Semis, background of small tools; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
Ownership mark
Reference For another binding by Grolier's Last Binder see The Wormsley Library, London, 1999. no.32. Notes With doublures tooled in gold. Macchi states; mid century, Paris, bound by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the Library of J. Grolier, LB 26, 28, 67-68, n. 132), center and cornerpiece. See Musée de Mariemont, Prestige de la bibliothèque, p. 20, n. 27; Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Das Gewand des Buches, p. 88, n. 62; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Europäische Einbandkunst, p. 82, n. 132. Volume reproduced in J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 21-23 June 1965, p. 51, lot 145, plate 16. The cornerpieces are reproduced on three Grolier's bindings; 1) G. D. Hobson, Maioli, Canevari and others, pl. 39; 2) J. Toulet, Les reliures., p. 537, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, on Politien, Venice, Aldus, 1498, shelfmark Imp. Rés. Z. 547; 3) Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Thesaurus librorum, p. 258, n. 114, on Hyeronymus Cardanus, De rerum varietate, Basel Heinrich Petri 1557,shelfmark 752 S., 2°.
Notes Title page in gold. The gilt and gauffered edges may have been painted but it is too faded to tell. The binding has been restored. The doublures have been tooled in gold. There is an empty space in the centre of the upper doublure where it seems as if something has been erased. The lower doublure has been painted with a green wreath and tooled in gold with the letters A D L. With the bookplate of J R Abbey.


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Shelfmark C108m9
Fore edge
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Floral; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Semis, background of small tools; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
Ownership mark
Reference For another binding by Grolier's Last Binder see The Wormsley Library, London, 1999. no.32. Notes With doublures tooled in gold. Macchi states; mid century, Paris, bound by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the Library of J. Grolier, LB 26, 28, 67-68, n. 132), center and cornerpiece. See Musée de Mariemont, Prestige de la bibliothèque, p. 20, n. 27; Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Das Gewand des Buches, p. 88, n. 62; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Europäische Einbandkunst, p. 82, n. 132. Volume reproduced in J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 21-23 June 1965, p. 51, lot 145, plate 16. The cornerpieces are reproduced on three Grolier's bindings; 1) G. D. Hobson, Maioli, Canevari and others, pl. 39; 2) J. Toulet, Les reliures., p. 537, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, on Politien, Venice, Aldus, 1498, shelfmark Imp. Rés. Z. 547; 3) Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Thesaurus librorum, p. 258, n. 114, on Hyeronymus Cardanus, De rerum varietate, Basel Heinrich Petri 1557,shelfmark 752 S., 2°.
Notes Title page in gold. The gilt and gauffered edges may have been painted but it is too faded to tell. The binding has been restored. The doublures have been tooled in gold. There is an empty space in the centre of the upper doublure where it seems as if something has been erased. The lower doublure has been painted with a green wreath and tooled in gold with the letters A D L. With the bookplate of J R Abbey.


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Shelfmark C108m9
Tail edge
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Floral; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Semis, background of small tools; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
Ownership mark
Reference For another binding by Grolier's Last Binder see The Wormsley Library, London, 1999. no.32. Notes With doublures tooled in gold. Macchi states; mid century, Paris, bound by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the Library of J. Grolier, LB 26, 28, 67-68, n. 132), center and cornerpiece. See Musée de Mariemont, Prestige de la bibliothèque, p. 20, n. 27; Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Das Gewand des Buches, p. 88, n. 62; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Europäische Einbandkunst, p. 82, n. 132. Volume reproduced in J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 21-23 June 1965, p. 51, lot 145, plate 16. The cornerpieces are reproduced on three Grolier's bindings; 1) G. D. Hobson, Maioli, Canevari and others, pl. 39; 2) J. Toulet, Les reliures., p. 537, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, on Politien, Venice, Aldus, 1498, shelfmark Imp. Rés. Z. 547; 3) Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Thesaurus librorum, p. 258, n. 114, on Hyeronymus Cardanus, De rerum varietate, Basel Heinrich Petri 1557,shelfmark 752 S., 2°.
Notes Title page in gold. The gilt and gauffered edges may have been painted but it is too faded to tell. The binding has been restored. The doublures have been tooled in gold. There is an empty space in the centre of the upper doublure where it seems as if something has been erased. The lower doublure has been painted with a green wreath and tooled in gold with the letters A D L. With the bookplate of J R Abbey.


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Shelfmark C108m9
Spine
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Floral; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Semis, background of small tools; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers last binder
Ownership mark
Reference For another binding by Grolier's Last Binder see The Wormsley Library, London, 1999. no.32. Notes With doublures tooled in gold. Macchi states; mid century, Paris, bound by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the Library of J. Grolier, LB 26, 28, 67-68, n. 132), center and cornerpiece. See Musée de Mariemont, Prestige de la bibliothèque, p. 20, n. 27; Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Das Gewand des Buches, p. 88, n. 62; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Europäische Einbandkunst, p. 82, n. 132. Volume reproduced in J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 21-23 June 1965, p. 51, lot 145, plate 16. The cornerpieces are reproduced on three Grolier's bindings; 1) G. D. Hobson, Maioli, Canevari and others, pl. 39; 2) J. Toulet, Les reliures., p. 537, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, on Politien, Venice, Aldus, 1498, shelfmark Imp. Rés. Z. 547; 3) Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Thesaurus librorum, p. 258, n. 114, on Hyeronymus Cardanus, De rerum varietate, Basel Heinrich Petri 1557, shelfmark 752 S., 2°. For interlace style in connection with this binder, see Fabienne Le Bars Maurusias & Co.:the influence of Hieronymus Cock's print series on bookbinding in sixteenth century Paris in Simiolus, Volume 39, 2017, number 3.
Notes Title page in gold. The gilt and gauffered edges may have been painted but it is too faded to tell. The binding has been restored. The doublures have been tooled in gold. There is an empty space in the centre of the upper doublure where it seems as if something has been erased. The lower doublure has been painted with a green wreath and tooled in gold with the letters A D L. With the bookplate of J R Abbey.


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Shelfmark C108m9
Tail edge
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Floral; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Semis, background of small tools; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers last binder
Ownership mark
Reference For another binding by Grolier's Last Binder see The Wormsley Library, London, 1999. no.32. Notes With doublures tooled in gold. Macchi states; mid century, Paris, bound by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the Library of J. Grolier, LB 26, 28, 67-68, n. 132), centre and cornerpiece. See Musée de Mariemont, Prestige de la bibliothèque, p. 20, n. 27; Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Das Gewand des Buches, p. 88, n. 62; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Europäische Einbandkunst, p. 82, n. 132. Volume reproduced in J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 21-23 June 1965, p. 51, lot 145, plate 16. The cornerpieces are reproduced on three Grolier's bindings; 1) G. D. Hobson, Maioli, Canevari and others, pl. 39; 2) J. Toulet, Les reliures., p. 537, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, on Politien, Venice, Aldus, 1498, shelfmark Imp. Rés. Z. 547; 3) Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Thesaurus librorum, p. 258, n. 114, on Hyeronymus Cardanus, De rerum varietate, Basel Heinrich Petri 1557,shelfmark 752 S., 2°.
Notes Title page in gold. The gilt and gauffered edges may have been painted but it is too faded to tell. The binding has been restored. The doublures have been tooled in gold. There is an empty space in the centre of the upper doublure where it seems as if something has been erased. The lower doublure has been painted with a green wreath and tooled in gold with the letters A D L. With the bookplate of J R Abbey.


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Shelfmark C108m9
Upper doublure (low resolution)
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Floral; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Semis, background of small tools; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers last binder
Ownership mark
Reference For another binding by Grolier's Last Binder see The Wormsley Library, London, 1999. no.32. Notes With doublures tooled in gold. Macchi states; mid century, Paris, bound by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the Library of J. Grolier, LB 26, 28, 67-68, n. 132), centre and cornerpiece. See Musée de Mariemont, Prestige de la bibliothèque, p. 20, n. 27; Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Das Gewand des Buches, p. 88, n. 62; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Europäische Einbandkunst, p. 82, n. 132. Volume reproduced in J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 21-23 June 1965, p. 51, lot 145, plate 16. The cornerpieces are reproduced on three Grolier's bindings; 1) G. D. Hobson, Maioli, Canevari and others, pl. 39; 2) J. Toulet, Les reliures., p. 537, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, on Politien, Venice, Aldus, 1498, shelfmark Imp. Rés. Z. 547; 3) Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Thesaurus librorum, p. 258, n. 114, on Hyeronymus Cardanus, De rerum varietate, Basel Heinrich Petri 1557,shelfmark 752 S., 2°.
Notes Title page in gold. The gilt and gauffered edges may have been painted but it is too faded to tell. The binding has been restored. The doublures have been tooled in gold. There is an empty space in the centre of the upper doublure where it seems as if something has been erased. The lower doublure has been painted with a green wreath and tooled in gold with the letters A D L. With the bookplate of J R Abbey.


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Lower doublure (low resolution)
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Floral; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Semis, background of small tools; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers last binder
Ownership mark
Reference For another binding by Grolier's Last Binder see The Wormsley Library, London, 1999. no.32. Notes With doublures tooled in gold. Macchi states; mid century, Paris, bound by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the Library of J. Grolier, LB 26, 28, 67-68, n. 132), centre and cornerpiece. See Musée de Mariemont, Prestige de la bibliothèque, p. 20, n. 27; Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Das Gewand des Buches, p. 88, n. 62; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Europäische Einbandkunst, p. 82, n. 132. Volume reproduced in J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 21-23 June 1965, p. 51, lot 145, plate 16. The cornerpieces are reproduced on three Grolier's bindings; 1) G. D. Hobson, Maioli, Canevari and others, pl. 39; 2) J. Toulet, Les reliures., p. 537, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, on Politien, Venice, Aldus, 1498, shelfmark Imp. Rés. Z. 547; 3) Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Thesaurus librorum, p. 258, n. 114, on Hyeronymus Cardanus, De rerum varietate, Basel Heinrich Petri 1557,shelfmark 752 S., 2°.
Notes Title page in gold. The gilt and gauffered edges may have been painted but it is too faded to tell. The binding has been restored. The doublures have been tooled in gold. There is an empty space in the centre of the upper doublure where it seems as if something has been erased. The lower doublure has been painted with a green wreath and tooled in gold with the letters A D L. With the bookplate of J R Abbey.


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Lower flyleaf (low resolution)
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Floral; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Semis, background of small tools; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers last binder
Ownership mark
Reference For another binding by Grolier's Last Binder see The Wormsley Library, London, 1999. no.32. Notes With doublures tooled in gold. Macchi states; mid century, Paris, bound by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the Library of J. Grolier, LB 26, 28, 67-68, n. 132), centre and cornerpiece. See Musée de Mariemont, Prestige de la bibliothèque, p. 20, n. 27; Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Das Gewand des Buches, p. 88, n. 62; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Europäische Einbandkunst, p. 82, n. 132. Volume reproduced in J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 21-23 June 1965, p. 51, lot 145, plate 16. The cornerpieces are reproduced on three Grolier's bindings; 1) G. D. Hobson, Maioli, Canevari and others, pl. 39; 2) J. Toulet, Les reliures., p. 537, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, on Politien, Venice, Aldus, 1498, shelfmark Imp. Rés. Z. 547; 3) Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Thesaurus librorum, p. 258, n. 114, on Hyeronymus Cardanus, De rerum varietate, Basel Heinrich Petri 1557,shelfmark 752 S., 2°.
Notes Title page in gold. The gilt and gauffered edges may have been painted but it is too faded to tell. The binding has been restored. The doublures have been tooled in gold. There is an empty space in the centre of the upper doublure where it seems as if something has been erased. The lower doublure has been painted with a green wreath and tooled in gold with the letters A D L. With the bookplate of J R Abbey.


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Upper flyleaf (low resolution)

Shelfmark C108m9
Upper flyleaf (low resolution)
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Painted
Style/Type Centre and cornerpiece; Floral; Lettered cover, eg initials, titles; Semis, background of small tools; Interlacing ribbon/strapwork
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers last binder
Ownership mark
Reference For another binding by Grolier's Last Binder see The Wormsley Library, London, 1999. no.32. Notes With doublures tooled in gold. Macchi states; mid century, Paris, bound by Grolier's last binder (H. M. Nixon, Bookbindings from the Library of J. Grolier, LB 26, 28, 67-68, n. 132), centre and cornerpiece. See Musée de Mariemont, Prestige de la bibliothèque, p. 20, n. 27; Universitätsbibliothek Leipzig, Das Gewand des Buches, p. 88, n. 62; Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, Wien, Europäische Einbandkunst, p. 82, n. 132. Volume reproduced in J. R. Abbey, Catalogue of valuable printed books and fine bindings, 21-23 June 1965, p. 51, lot 145, plate 16. The cornerpieces are reproduced on three Grolier's bindings; 1) G. D. Hobson, Maioli, Canevari and others, pl. 39; 2) J. Toulet, Les reliures., p. 537, Paris, Bibliothèque nationale, on Politien, Venice, Aldus, 1498, shelfmark Imp. Rés. Z. 547; 3) Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Thesaurus librorum, p. 258, n. 114, on Hyeronymus Cardanus, De rerum varietate, Basel Heinrich Petri 1557,shelfmark 752 S., 2°.
Notes Title page in gold. The gilt and gauffered edges may have been painted but it is too faded to tell. The binding has been restored. The doublures have been tooled in gold. There is an empty space in the centre of the upper doublure where it seems as if something has been erased. The lower doublure has been painted with a green wreath and tooled in gold with the letters A D L. With the bookplate of J R Abbey.


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Data

Shelfmark C19a6
Held by BL
Author Titus Maccius Plautus
Title M. Accii Plauti Comoediae viginti, olim a J. Camerario emendatæ, nunc vero plus quam cc. versibus, qui passim desiderabantur, ex vv. cc. additis, suo quodammodo nitori restitutæ, opera ... J. Sambuci ... Aliquot ... C. Langii, A. Turnebi, H. Junij, et aliorum ... observationes. MS. notes. Antverpiæ : Ex officina C. Plantini, 1566.
Place of Publication Antwerp
Date of Publication 1566
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Binding Image :

Upper and lower cover and spine

Shelfmark C19a6
Upper and lower cover and spine
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf, marbled
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Azured or hatched motifs; Floral; All over design
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder Groliers Last Binder
Ownership mark
Reference H M Nixon Grolier
Notes Bookplate of Bibliotheca Lamoigniana with ink ms shelf mark Y 630. Smooth spine. Edges of boards tooled in gold. 2 ribbon markers.



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