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The binding is a variant on Jean De Gonet's exposed sewing and Renaissance slotted spine structures. The text block was very lightly trimmed to somewhat even the text, the head was gilt and sprinkled, pastedowns of suminagashi and kozo papers were…
French style full goat leather, top edge gilt with spiral tooled decoration, double headbands. Upper and lower boards with gold and blind-tooled design, goat leather onlays on top board. Silk front and rear pastedowns, marbled paper by Einen Miura of…
Box binding made of goatskin, frog leather, elephant leather, and goat horns. Sobota three-board binding structure covered with brown goatskin, book-box edges covered with orange snakeskin, center of boards with oval cutouts, light goat parchment…
Full red chagrin leather binding in the French technique. Hand sewn silk endbands, handcolored and "crackled" gold top edge, and gold pastepaper endpapers. Title and tooling in 23 karat gold. The volume housed in a matching chemise, slipcase, and…
Full leather, chocolate goatskin, in a traditional laced-on boards binding. Paste paper ends. Sewn headbands, blind tooling. Leather onlays. Pocket watch with altered face showing authors' name and time at which Fogg arrives at club attached to cover…
Sobota’s box binding structure with doubled boards and a middle opening. Green, blue, and brown goatskin. Application of leather and colored Japanese paper. Hand printing in blue. Gold tooling. Roughly-sewn headbands depict ship ropes.
Triple cover board binding structure, gold leather headbands with top edge in gold, brown Harmatan goatskin for the top cover, gold leather middle, and dark blue goatskin for the doublures, flyleaves are blue suede leather. A cut through technique is…
Split board binding of black and grey goatskin with silver goatskin onlay over shaped boards & spine; agate slice set into front board; lap-link sewing over tapes; silver & bronze goatskin headbands; and marbled paper by Catherine Levine.
Triple boards attached binding, dark green goatskin for covers and doublures, beige goatskin for middle boards. Sculpted relief depicting ocean water movement. Hand-carved, hand-blown glass set within the front and back covers depicting two main…
Full leather binding of salmon color goatskin with leather onlays, pewter and blind tooling. The top edge is gilt with white gold.
Bound in a full leather closed joint binding with sculpted boards in emerald green, royal blue, and purple Niger goatskin with silver kid. Gold-tooled titling on the spine, blind tooling and multicolored leather onlays on the front board. Top edge…
Full purple goatskin binding with gold tooling and gold titling on the spine. Edges left untrimmed, goatskin hinges and silk headbands. Thai marbled paper fly leaves and doublures.
Coptic binding with handmade paste paper and onlays of dyed vellum. Leather strips on front and back boards. The top edge is sprinkled. Handmade paper end sheets.
The 1546 French Bible translated by Pierre Robert Olivétan and revised by Jean Calvin was listed in the Sorbonne's catalogue of censured books in 1551. This copy is a rare variant issued for surreptitious circulation in France. Its title page omits…
Soeur (Sister) Marie Julie de Saint Paul de Thomassin's commonplace book provides an intimate view of an eighteenth-century nun's values, interests, and activities. It includes general rules for monastic living, short histories of various religious…
Spiritual guide to the Mass with reflections and instructions for prayer and meditations. The end is a French translation of the Latin litany of the Mass. There are six plates by Hieronymus and Anton Wierix included that shows the continued…
One publishing trend of the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries was the production of printed Books of Hours. Replacing hand-illuminated manuscripts with moveable type, woodcuts, and interchangeable marginal motifs, printers created a…
This devotional and instructional volume can be read in either of two directions. The rectos of each leaf are numbered and can be read sequentially while the versos are printed upside down and also numbered for reading in a separate order and…
Compiled by a French Franciscan friar, this innovative confessional manual encouraged self-reflection on several hundred sins. Categorized according to the Ten Commandments, brief definitions of the sins were printed on pre-cut paper. This allowed…
This French calendrical manual features several fold-out plates, three volvelles, twelve sliding paper strips for tracking the weekdays of every month, and the exhibited adjustable table for determining the major moveable feasts. This table utilizes…
This folding triptych, known as a cartagloria, bears the essential texts of the Latin Mass that a priest needed to have visible during the Eucharistic ceremony. Complementing the central images of Christ on the Cross and the Last Supper, the…
Intended for private devotion, this homemade pin cushion encloses a devotional manuscript featuring eight French prayers or mottos in praise of Jesus and the Virgin Mary. The object consists of two heart-shaped green velvet covers with gold cloth…
One of four copies of this French translation of the Imitatio Christi. This edition rearranges the order of the four individual books of the Imitatio Christi and omits the final book, on the Eucharist, which was intended mainly for the clergy.
This suite of fifteen etchings depicts the various methods of martyrdom suffered by the Twelve Apostles mentioned in the Gospels (including Judas Iscariot, who committed suicide by hanging) as well as Judass replacement, St. Matthias, and two…
This tiny songbook was printed for the use of French pilgrims along the Camino de Santiago. Illustrated throughout with charmingly crude woodcuts, the book contains the texts of numerous chansons. The book also includes various prayers, memorials of…