NamesSpencer, William Augustus, 1855-1912 (Donor)Marius Michel, M. (1846-1925) (Binder)Balzac, Honoré de (1799-1850) (Author)
Bookbindings: 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 / OriginDate Created: 1909Date Issued: 1855Place: ParisPublisher: Société génerale de librairie
Library locationsSpencer Collection
NotesContent: 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 ResourceStill image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPA1200039-BUniversal Unique Identifier (UUID): d232e650-c5c6-012f-476a-58d385a7bc34
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