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Shelfmark Davis378
Held by BL
Author [St Michel, Order of]
Title Le livre de statuts
Place of Publication [Paris]
Date of Publication [c.1550]
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Shelfmark Davis378
Upper cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold; Tooled in blind
Style/Type Armorial; Bow (archery); Quiver; Panel design
Edges Gilt
Bookbinder Atelier de Fontainebleu
Ownership mark Henri II, King of France (1519-1559)
Reference M M Foot, The Henry Davis Gift, vol I, London, 1978, pp170-182. Annie Parent Charon, Nouveaux documents sure les reliures parisiens du XVI siecle in Revue Francaise d'histoire du livre, no 35, 1982, pp389-408. For other French 16c bindings see Marie-Pierre Laffitte & Fabienne Le Bars, Reliures royales de la Renaissance, Paris, 1999.
Notes Printed on vellum. c. 1550, Paris, bound by the Atelier de Fontainebleu binder who may have been Jean Picard, Gommar Estienne or Claude de Picques (P. Culot, La reliure en France, p. 99, n. 40). See explanation in Mirjam M Foot, The Henry Davis Gift III, p.7 and pp.96-97. Made for a member of the Order of St Michel.



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Shelfmark G6032
Held by BL
Author Pietro Bembo, 1470-1547.
Title Petri Bembi Cardinalis Historiæ Venetae libri XII. ff. 203. Apud Aldi filios: Venetiis, 1551. 1551
Place of Publication Venice
Date of Publication 1551
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Shelfmark G6032
Upper cover
Country France
Period 16c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in blind; Tooled in gold; Onlaid
Style/Type Armorial; Panel design
Edges Gauffered; Gilt
Bookbinder Atelier de Fontainebleu
Ownership mark Henri II, King of France (1519-1559); Grenville, Thomas (1755-1846)
Reference Tooling similar to Laffitte, Marie-Pierre et Le Bars, Fabienne. Reliures royales de la Renaissance : la Librairie de Fontainebleau, 1544-1570 no 63 b. See also BNF reliures website.
Notes Smooth spine. Traces of bosses and 2 pairs of clasps. Wooden boards shaped. The edges of the text block have the crowned initial H gauffered. Some of the tooling may be silver, oxidised.


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