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Spencer, William Augustus, 1855-1912 (Donor)
Marius Michel, M. (1846-1925) (Binder)

Books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer

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

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1909
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Shelf locator: Spencer Coll. French 1855
bindings (gathered matter components)
Book covers
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
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16833044
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d232e650-c5c6-012f-476a-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The New York Public Library believes that this item is in the public domain under the laws of the United States, but did not make a determination as to its copyright status under the copyright laws of other countries. This item may not be in the public domain under the laws of other countries. Though not required, if you want to credit us as the source, please use the following statement, "From The New York Public Library," and provide a link back to the item on our Digital Collections site. Doing so helps us track how our collection is used and helps justify freely releasing even more content in the future.

Item timeline of events

  • 1855: Creator Born
  • 1909: Created
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2021: Found by you!
  • 2022

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1909.

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 19, 2021.

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Wikipedia Citation

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