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Front cover
Spencer, William Augustus, 1855-1912 (Donor)
Chateaubriand, François-René, vicomte de (1768-1848) (Author)
Canapé, Georges (1864-1940) (Binder)

Books bequeathed by William Augustus Spencer

Les aventures du dernier Abencerage.

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1911
Date Issued: 1897
Place: Paris
Publisher: Édouard Pellatan
Library locations
Spencer Collection
bindings (gathered matter components)
Book covers
Content: Binding, by Canape, 1911, of red crushed levant morocco. Sides within fillets surrounding a border of twisted rope tooled in blind, with gilt dots at the sides and in the interstices; center panel adorned with a large diamond-shaped lozenge and corner ornaments tooled in blind, filled with knots, and twisted rope interspersed with gilt dots. Doublé with green morocco tooled in gilt in the same manner as the sides, but with a circular panel stamp showing a six-pointed star interlaced with semicircles, with knots in the interspaces. Back tooled and lettered. With gilt edges and lining of red grosgrain 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): 25993ca0-c5c7-012f-bca3-58d385a7bc34
Rights Statement
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Item timeline of events

  • 1855: Creator Born
  • 1911: Created (Approximate)
  • 1912: Creator Died
  • 2015: Digitized
  • 2020: Found by you!
  • 2021

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1911 - 1897.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. "Front cover" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 31, 2020.

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Spencer Collection, The New York Public Library. (1911 - 1897). Front cover Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Front cover