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Spencer, William Augustus, 1855-1912 (Donor)
Bourget, Paul (1852-1935) (Author)
Mercier, Emile (1855-1910) (Binder)

Books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer

Pastels : dix portraits de femmes.

Volume 1.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1900 - 1901
Date Issued: 1895
Place: Paris
Publisher: L. Conquet
Library locations
Spencer Collection
bindings (gathered matter components)
Book covers
Content: Binding, by Mercier, 1900-1901, of brown crushed levant morocco, gilt. v. 1, sides, within three five-lines fillets broken and interlacing in a geometrical design; in the corners, violets, with leaves and flowers inlaid in appropriate colors. Doublé with grayish-green morocco within a border of small tools. Centre panel within a wreath of violets inlaid in purple and four shades of green and surrounded by a frame of three fillets. Back tooled, lettered, and inlaid with units from the design on the sides. With marbled end papers, gilt edges, and lining of dark brown grosgrain silk. Lower edges entirely uncut. Original covers bound in. v. 2, three-quarters binding only. Back as in v. 1. With marbled end papers and rough edges. In loose leather protective covers, tooled, lettered, and inlaid, and inserted in slip cases.
Type of Resource
Still image
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 03c41520-c5c7-012f-2260-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1855: Creator Born
  • 1900: Created
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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