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Shelfmark c150i8
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Author
Title D. Iustiniani ... Institutionum ... libri quatuor
Place of Publication Leiden
Date of Publication 1646
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Shelfmark c150i8
Upper cover
Country France
Period 19c
Colour Red
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique
Style/Type Frame
Edges
Bookbinder Lefebvre
Ownership mark
Reference See Julien Flety, Dictionnaire des reliures francais ayant exerce de 1800 a nos jours, 1988. Paul Culot, Relieurs et reliures decorees en France au epoques Directoire et Empire, Brussells, 2000. Paul Culot, Le decor neo-classique des reliures françaises au temps du Directoire, du Consulat et de l’Empire. Dictionnaire des relieurs ayant exercé en France, c. 1790 - c. 1820, Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Bruxelles, 2015.
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. Macchi states; first half century, Paris, bound by Lefèbvre. According to E. Thoinan (Biographie, p. 327), he was nephew or son-in-law of one of the Bozérians. He is noted in the 1809-1826 Almanachs, first at Quai des Augustins 27 and in 1826 at rue St. Christophe 10. His best work was done in co-operation with Bozérian. Much, though not all, of his work was hack work of the Bozérian type. Examples are found in the Morgan Schiff collection (S. de Ricci, French signed bindings, II, 201-206), Gumuchian Libraire, Paris, Catalogue XII, 348; Sale catalogue Édouard Rahir,III, 838).



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Shelfmark c150i9
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Author Eckartshausen, Carl von
Title [Gott ist die reinste Liebe.] Dieu est l'amour le plus pur.
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication 1808
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Shelfmark c150i9
Upper cover
Country France
Period 19c
Colour Red
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Frame
Edges
Bookbinder Leibnitz
Ownership mark
Reference See Julien Flety, Dictionnaire des reliures francais ayant exerce de 1800 a nos jours, 1988.
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings.



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Shelfmark c150k1
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Author Regnard, Jean Francois
Title Oeuvres de Regnard.
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication 1805
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Shelfmark c150k1
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Country France
Period 19c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Sheep
Decorative Technique Sprinkled
Style/Type Plain
Edges
Bookbinder Noel, F. of Paris
Ownership mark
Reference See Julien Flety, Dictionnaire des reliures francais ayant exerce de 1800 a nos jours, 1988.Paul Culot, Relieurs et reliures decorees en France au epoques Directoire et Empire, Brussells, 2000. Paul Culot, Le decor neo-classique des reliures françaises au temps du Directoire, du Consulat et de l’Empire. Dictionnaire des relieurs ayant exercé en France, c. 1790 - c. 1820, Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Bruxelles, 2015. (C. Ramsden, French Bookbinders, p. 147).
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings.



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Shelfmark C150k10
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Author Delille, Jacques
Title L'Homme des champs
Place of Publication Strasbourg
Date of Publication 1800
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Shelfmark C150k10
Upper cover
Country France
Period 19c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Frame; Tree calf
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Bookbinder Schauenburg
Ownership mark
Reference Julien Flety, Dictionnaire des relieurs francais ayant exerce de 1800 a nos jours, 1988.
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. In a contemporary gold-tooled calf binding signed by Schauenburg.



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Shelfmark c150k12
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Author
Title Le paroissien des dames, contenant l'office du matin et celui du soir, a l'usage de Paris et de Rome, etc.
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication [1825]
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Shelfmark c150k12
Upper cover
Country France
Period 19c
Colour Black
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Tooled in gold; Blocked in colours
Style/Type Centrepiece; Lozenge or diamond
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Bookbinder Simier of Paris
Ownership mark
Reference See Julien Flety, Dictionnaire des reliures francais ayant exerce de 1800 a nos jours, 1988. Paul Culot, Reliures et reliures decorees en France a l'epoque romantique, Bruxelles, 1995
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. In a contemporary black morocco binding, painted in colours and blocked in gold, signed by Simier. Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. Signed by Simier. Macchi states;Simier workshop comprises: 1) René: he is not mentioned in the 1797-1798 Almanac. Tradition states that he left the army about 1798 and the 1847 Almanch refers to him founding his workshop in 1800. Between 1809-1812 he was "Binder to the Empress Marie Louise." In 1826 "Simier Père et Fils" are listed in the Almanach as "Binders to the King", Madame and the Duc de Bordeaux". Simier appeared in the directories from 1809-1826, when the entry became "Père et Fils". He received a Medal of Honour in 1819. His first address in 1809 was Neuve-des Bons-Enfants 35. From 1814 he moved to St. Honoré 152. H. Béraldi however (Les reliures, I, p. 35) gives his address in 1810 as Passage Radziwill, which leads out of Neuve-des-Bons-Enfants to rue Valois; 2) Alphonse, fils: he appears on his own in 1821 at Bertin Poirée 6 in the 1821 Almanach and then in 1826 appears with his father at rue St. Honoré 152 where he carried on the business under the family name after his father's death (C. Ramsden, French bookbinders, p. 190); 3) Jean (?): this binder who appears in the 1847-1849 Almanachs is reputed to be a nephew of the elder Simier. An identical example is kept in Bruxelles, Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Relieurs et reliures, 1995, p. 129, n. 56.



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Shelfmark c150k14
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Author
Title Petit paroissien des demoiselles.
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication [1827?]
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Shelfmark c150k14
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Country France
Period 19c
Colour Blue
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Blocked in gold; Blocked in colours
Style/Type Frame
Edges
Bookbinder Susse, freres, of Paris
Ownership mark
Reference See Julien Flety, Dictionnaire des reliures francais ayant exerce de 1800 a nos jours, 1988.
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. In a contemporary French blue morocco binding, painted in colours and blocked in gold, signed by Susse. Macchi states; XIX th second quarter century, France, bound by Susse. His address was at passage Panoramas 7/8. (C. Ramsden, French Bookbinders, p. 196).



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Shelfmark c150k16
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Author Didot, Pierre
Title Essai de fables nouvelles dediees au roi: suivies de poesies diverses et d'une epitre sur les progres de l'imprimerie.
Place of Publication Paris
Date of Publication 1786
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Shelfmark c150k16
Upper cover
Country France
Period 19c
Colour Red
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Frame
Edges
Bookbinder Tessier
Ownership mark
Reference Paul Culot, Reliures et reliures decorees en France a l'epoque romantique, Bruxelles, 1995 Paul Culot, Relieurs et reliures decorees en France au epoques Directoire et Empire, Brussells, 2000. Julien Flety, Dictionnaire des relieurs francais ayant exerce de 1800 a nos jours, 1988.
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. See Julien Flety, Dictionnaire des reliures francais ayant exerce de 1800 a nos jours, 1988. Macchi states: end century- XIX th first century, Paris, bound by Tessier. Different binders are known under this name. 1) N. Tessier or Teissier. He succeeded J.-C. H. Lemonnier about 1780, and used the former's label with appropriate alterations. He further varied his label all through vicissitudes of the Revolution, the Empire and the Restoration with remarkable, cynicism and apparently undisturbed success (Gruel L., Manuel, bibliographique, 1905, p. 164). He does not figure in the 1797-1798 Almanach, but thereafter consistently between 1803-1843. It is hard to believe it was the same individual, but the firm went on in rue La Harpe. The first address in 1780 was n. 165, then in 1803 n. 132 and from 1890 ownwards to 1843 at n. 45. He is specialist in large bindings (P. Culot, Relieurs et reliures, 1995, p. 555-556; J. Fléty, Dictionnaire, p. 167); 2) René Tessier (or Teissier), Paris. He worked at Mont -St. Hilaire 10 (1803), n. 6 (1815); Cloître-St. Benoît (1821); 3) Tessier Aîné, at S. Dominique 17 in 1843-1847; 4) Tessier. He appears at Sept-Voies 7 in 1843 (C. Ramsden, French bookbinders, p. 200)



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Shelfmark c150k18
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Author Straparola, Giovanni Francesco
Title [Les nuictz facetieuses du Seigneur J. F. S. premier & second livre ... Traduictes d'Italien en Franc¸ois par P. de la Rivey [and J. Louveau].]
Place of Publication [Amsterdam?]
Date of Publication 1726
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Shelfmark c150k18
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Country France
Period 19c
Colour Purple
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in blind; Tooled in gold
Style/Type Panel design
Edges
Bookbinder Thompson of Paris
Ownership mark
Reference Paul Culot, Reliures et reliures decorees en France a l'epoque romantique, Bruxelles, 1995. Julien Flety, Dictionnaire des relieurs francais ayant exerce de 1800 a nos jours, 1988.
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. In an early nineteenth century gold-tooled purple morocco binding, signed by Thompson of Paris.



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Shelfmark c150k17
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Author Rabutin, Roger de, Count de Bussy
Title Histoire amoureuse, des Gaules
Place of Publication [Paris]
Date of Publication 1754
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Shelfmark c150k17
Upper cover
Country France
Period 19c
Colour Brown
Cover Material Calf
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Frame; Plain
Edges
Bookbinder Thiery
Ownership mark
Reference See Julien Flety, Dictionnaire des reliures francais ayant exerce de 1800 a nos jours, 1988.
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. Macchi states; first half century, Paris(?). A Parisian binder, rue St. Denis 309-in 1840-1842 is known (C. Ramsden, French bookbinders, p. 202).



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Shelfmark c150k19
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Author Livius, Titus, Patavinus
Title T. Livii historiarum libri, quot extant, Ex recensione I. F. Gronovii.
Place of Publication Amsterdam
Date of Publication 1678
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Shelfmark c150k19
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Country France
Period 19c
Colour Purple
Cover Material Goatskin (includes morocco, turkey etc)
Decorative Technique Tooled in gold
Style/Type Cornerpiece; Panel design
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Bookbinder Thouvenin, Joseph (Aine) d.1834
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Reference Paul Culot, Reliures et reliures decorees en France a l'epoque romantique, Bruxelles, 1995 Paul Culot, Relieurs et reliures decorees en France au epoques Directoire et Empire, Brussells, 2000. C. Ramsden, French bookbinders, p. 206. Julien Flety, Dictionnaire des reliures francais ayant exerce de 1800 a nos jours, 1988p. 168 La Reliure Orignale, Paris, 1953, pp.4-9. L. Gruel's article on Les Thouvenins contains a price list see also p. 434-440, 508-512 Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Bruxelles, Relieurs, 1995, p. 560-561; R. Devauchelle, Joseph Thouvenin Geneviève Guilleminot-Chrétien, Thouvenin aîné , p. 533, n. 40, 50, 107, 109;
Notes Part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. In an early nineteenth century French gold-tooled purple morocco binding, signed by Thouvenin. Macchi states; 1) Joseph l'Aîné. Born 1791, son of a bookseller, he learned bookbinding from 1802- 1813. In 1813 he set up an atelier rue Saint-Jacques 75, 1815 École de Médecine, 1819 Fossés -Saint-Victor 36, 1823 Mazarine 29 and 1822 Passage Dauphine 36. See book by L. Gruel. He started to work with Bozerian and had acquired great competence by 1806. He set up on his own in 1813, apparently to learn the gilding which Bozérian Jeune had been unwilling to teach him. His submission of 11 bindings at the Exhibition of 1819 was rewarded with a honourable mention while at that of 1823, he gained a silver medal. The signature R.(ELIÉ) P.(AR) THOUVENIN appeared on works produced before 1820; after this date, it became THOUVENIN. In his Passage Dauphine workshop he achieved a reputation as leading binder of his epoch, and social status. He was fully aware of the excellence and lasting workmanship of his bindings which he did not hesitate to compare to their credit with the work of Bozérian Jeune, who, he stated, had made a fortune by massacring all the books that had passed through his hands. Finally, his name has been immortalised by mentions in the pages of Balzac and Stendhal, and his connection with Charles Nodier has added a lustre to both their names, often inscribed on shields on the sides of books bound for and by them respectively. Thouvenin's heyday lasted only four years, for he died early in 1834. He admitted that for many years later, he was quite incapable of attaining the standard set by many English binders, notably C. Lewis whose work was brought to him as models by his customers. Only by 1830 did he feel that he had obtained the necessary experience, and built up a team of binders which enabled him to compete successfully with English binders. The workshop became a company (Thouvenin J. Aîné et Cie.) because of financial difficulties which continued until his death. This business was founded in 1828 at rue Mazarine 34, and continued from 1830 at n. 29 and at Passage Dauphine 36 till about 1842. Its manager was M. Edouard Ray, and it was presumably founded to relieve Thouvenin of much of the financial and business routine with which he seemed to have found difficulty in dealing. A price-list issued prior to 1830 appears in L. Gruel's article on Les Thouvenins. Prices varied from 50 frs. for a full rich morocco folio to 1,25 frs. For a half-calf plain back in 18°. This binder shows first class technical skills: he pays attention producing fashionable bindings provided with fillet borders, French restoration panel stamps of little, middle and big sizes and à la cathédrale. He is one of the first workers to adopt the retrospective style, which appealed to Nodier. (Bibliotheca Wittockiana, Bruxelles, Relieurs, 1995, p. 560-561; R. Devauchelle, Joseph Thouvenin J. Fléty, Dictionnaire, p. 168; Geneviève Guilleminot-Chrétien, Thouvenin aîné , p. 533, n. 40, 50, 107, 109; L. Gruel, Les Thouvenin, p. 434-440, 508-512; C. Ramsden, French bookbinders, p. 204, 206). 2) Thouvenin, Joseph Jeune. Brother of Joseph Thouvenin l'Aîné. Probably working as early as 1822, as he received an honourable mention in the Paris Exhibition of the following year. Figures in the Paris Almanach from 1826-1836, first at rue de la Parcheminerie 2, and later from 1835 at rue de la Harpe 58. He died in 1844. He was an excellent binder in a slightly heavier style than his elder brother. (C. Ramsden, French bookbinders, p. 206). 3) Thouvenin, François. The third brother of the two well-known Joseph Thouvenins is stated to have worked at rue du Plâtre, though no authenticated specimen of his work seems to known. He died in 1832 (C. Ramsden, French bookbinders, p. 206).



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