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Spencer, William Augustus, 1855-1912 (Donor)
Balzac, Honoré de (1799-1850) (Author)
Joly, Robert (1878-1934) (Binder)

Books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer

Histoire de l'empereur: racontée dans une grange par un vieux soldat

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1906
Date Issued: 1904
Place: Paris
Publisher: H. Leclerc
Library locations
Spencer Collection
bindings (gathered matter components)
Book covers
Content: Binding, by Joly fils, 1906, of green crushed levant morocco, gilt. Sides inlaid with bands of dark brown morocco forming a frame and a large diamond-shaped center panel, both outlined with fillets in gilt. Center panel tooled with a border of curved fillets and small ornaments in the angles; at the bottom, the monogram of Mr. Spencer; corners tooled with the Napoleonic eagle within a victor's wreath and small ornaments surrounded by two-line fillets. Mosaic doublure consisting of large circular compartments outlined by fillets of dark brown and gilt intersecting at right angles; the interspaces tooled with a victor's wreath on a mosaic of blue and adorned with small ornaments in gilt on a mosaic of orange. Back tooled, lettered, and inlaid. With edges gilt over marbled and lining of dark brown silk. Original covers bound in. In loose leather protective cover, tooled and lettered, and inserted in slip case.
Type of Resource
Still image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16830761
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d4733b00-c5c6-012f-c270-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1855: Creator Born
  • 1906: Created (Approximate)
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

MLA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1906 - 1904.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed May 29, 2020.

APA Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1906 - 1904). Front cover Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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