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Spencer, William Augustus, 1855-1912 (Donor)
Erasmus, Desiderius (d. 1536) (Author)
Joly, Robert (1878-1934) (Binder)

Bookbinding: books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer

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Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1907
Date Issued: 1906
Place: Paris
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Book covers
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
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 72b53770-c5c7-012f-df42-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1855: Creator Born
  • 1907: Created (Approximate)
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2013: Digitized
  • 2017: Found by you!
  • 2018

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 November 21, 2017. 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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