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Front cover.
Spencer, William Augustus, 1855-1912 (Donor)
Marius Michel, M. (1846-1925) (Binder)
Hervieu, Paul (1857-1915) (Author)

Bookbinding: books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer


Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1890
Place: Paris
Publisher: Boussod, Valadon et Cie.
Library locations
Spencer Collection
Book covers
Content: Binding, by Marius Michel, of dark blue crushed levant morocco. In the upper right corner of the front panel, a spray of blue bell-flowers and carnations inlaid in appropriate colors. In the lower left corner of the back panel, a spray of orange bell-flowers; in the open space, a winged insect tooled in gilt. Doublé with light tan silk poplin. At the sides and ends of the board, compartments formed of three-line fillets; in the corners, the monogram A. W. [Comte Alfred Werlé]. Back lettered and inlaid with carnation blossoms. With edges gilt over rough, marbled end papers, and lining of the same material as the doublure. Original covers bound in.
Content: Bookplates of Comte Alfred Werlé and W. A. Spencer.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): ddd20030-c5c7-012f-c2d1-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1855: Creator Born
  • 1890: Issued
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover." The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1890. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-969e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed June 20, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-969e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1890). Front cover. Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47dc-969e-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99

Wikipedia Citation

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Front cover.