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Front doubleur
Marius Michel, M. (1846-1925) (Binder)
Balzac, Honoré de (1799-1850) (Author)

Bookbinding : books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer

Les contes drolatiques, colligez ez abbayes de Touraine et mis en lumière par le sieur de Balzac pour l'ésbattement des Pantagruelistes et non aultres.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1909
Date Issued: 1855
Place: Paris
Publisher: Société génerale de librairie
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Spencer Collection
Content: Bookplates of W.A. Spencer and the Bibliothèque de Paul de Saint-Victor.
Content: Binding, by Marius Michel, 1909, of black crushed levant morocco. Sides surrounded by a three-line fillet tooled in blind, enclosing an inlaid panel of gutta percha; front panel embossed with an oak leaf scroll intertwined at the top with a ribbon lettered: Une drachme de joyeulsetez; pendant from the scroll, a shield stamped with a figure from the vignette on the title-page; back panel embossed with a vine and clusters of grapes. Doublé with red morocco, gilt. Center panel plain, within a border of conventionalized oak leaves inlaid in black, and surrounded by an inlaid frame of black morocco with an inner and outer fillet in gilt. Black lettered in blind. With gilt edges, marbled end papers, and lining of black figured silk. In loose leather protective cover, tooled and lettered, and inserted in slip case.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d26d63e0-c5c6-012f-379d-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1846: Creator Born
  • 1909: Created (Approximate)
  • 1925: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2016: Found by you!
  • 2017

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front doubleur" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1909 - 1855. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-4020-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front doubleur" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed October 28, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-4020-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1909 - 1855). Front doubleur Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-4020-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Front doubleur