NamesSpencer, 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 / OriginDate Created: 1906Date Issued: 1904Place: ParisPublisher: H. Leclerc
Library locationsSpencer Collection
Genresbindings (gathered matter components)Book covers
NotesContent: 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 ResourceStill image
IdentifiersNYPL catalog ID (B-number): b16830761Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): d4733b00-c5c6-012f-c270-58d385a7bc34
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