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Erasmus, Desiderius (d. 1536) (Author)
Joly, Robert (1878-1934) (Binder)

Bookbinding : books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer.

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Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1880 - 1910
Date Created: 1907
Date Issued: 1906
Place Term: Paris
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Content: Binding, by Joly fils, of dark blue crushed levant morocco, gilt. Sides within two eight-line fillets and an inner fillet au pointillé broken and interlacing at the corners to form small compartments, each stamped with a jester's wand. Doublé with light brown morocco. Center panel surrounded by three fillets enclosing a repeat pattern of squares formed by intersecting two-line fillets, each square containing a circle at the center and adorned with small tools; the interspaces stippled. Back lettered; panels within five-line fillets and stamped with the same tool used in the compartments on the sides; at the bottom, the monogram of Mr. Spencer. With gilt edges and lining of dark blue silk. Original covers bound in. In loose leather protective cover, tooled and lettered, and inserted in slip case.
Type of Resource
Still image
UUID: 72b53770-c5c7-012f-df42-58d385a7bc34
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Item timeline of events

  • 1880: Issued (Approximate)
  • 1907: Created (Approximate)
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2015: Found by you!
  • 2016

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Spine" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1907 - 1906. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-435f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Spine" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed December 1, 2015. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-435f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1907 - 1906). Spine Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-435f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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