NamesSpencer, William Augustus, 1855-1912 (Donor)Mercier, Emile (1855-1910) (Binder)Marius Michel, M. (1846-1925) (Binder)Gruel, Léon (1841-1923) (Binder)Lortic, Marcellin (1852-1928) (Binder)
Books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer
La reliure du XIXe siècle, partie 1-4
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1899 - 1902
Library locationsSpencer CollectionShelf locator: Spencer Coll. French 1895-1897
Genresbindings (gathered matter components)Book covers
NotesContent: Binding, by Mercier, 1899-1902, of red crushed levant morocco, gilt. Sides within two frames of six- and five-line fillets respectively, and an inner frame of three-line fillets intersecting at the corners. Doublure by four different binders, viz.: v. 1, by Lortic, 1902; orange morocco within a border of small tools; three-line fillets forming a repeat pattern of rectangular compartments, each containing a rose inlaid in red and adorned with small tools; interspaces inlaid in blue and adorned with small tools on a stippled ground. v. 2, by Gruel, 1901; olive green morocco; oriental mosaic in brown and blue, with stippled and blind-tooled ornamentation. v. 3, by Mercier, 1900; blue morocco within a border of small tools; borders of fillets in gilt and inlaid in dark blue surrounding a Louis XVth frame, inlaid in dark blue and adorned with fillets in gilt, small tools azuré, and sprays of small flowers inlaid in red and pink. v. 4, by Marius Michel, 1899; citron morocco within a border of small tools; large flowers, buds, and leaves inlaid in green and two shades of blue tooled in gilt and entwined with a ribbon inlaid in dark blue. Back tooled and lettered; at the bottom, the monogram of Mr. Spencer. With edges gilt over rough, marbled end papers, and linings of colored silk. Original covers bound in. Inserted in slip cases.
Type of ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16828324Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e21d8820-c5c6-012f-63ab-58d385a7bc34
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