Reproduced as frontispiece (pl. 1) is the Louis-Jean Gaignat-duc de La Vallière copy of Francisco de la Piedad, Teatro jesuitico, apologetico discurso, con saludables, y seguras dotrinas, necessarias a los principes y señores de la tierra (Coïmbra 1654), bound c. 1750 by Jacques-Antoine Derome (Aix-en-Provence, Bibliothèque Méjanes, Rés. O. 157) View larger
Reproduced as frontispiece (pl. 1) is the Louis-Jean Gaignat-duc de La Vallière copy of Francisco de la Piedad, Teatro jesuitico, apologetico discurso, con saludables, y seguras dotrinas, necessarias a los principes y señores de la tierra (Coïmbra 1654), bound c. 1750 by Jacques-Antoine Derome (Aix-en-Provence, Bibliothèque Méjanes, Rés. O. 157)
  • Reproduced as frontispiece (pl. 1) is the Louis-Jean Gaignat-duc de La Vallière copy of Francisco de la Piedad, Teatro jesuitico, apologetico discurso, con saludables, y seguras dotrinas, necessarias a los principes y señores de la tierra (Coïmbra 1654), bound c. 1750 by Jacques-Antoine Derome (Aix-en-Provence, Bibliothèque Méjanes, Rés. O. 157)
Michon (Louis-Marie), 1900-1958

Les Reliures mosaïquées du XVIIIe siècle

Paris, Société de la Reliure Originale, 1956
(25.5 cm), 125 (3) pp. and 45 plates (6 in colour). Publisher’s printed wrappers with original glassine jacket; publisher’s red cloth slipcase. - “Excellent study of French eighteenth century inlaid bindings… comprising a census of all such bindings known at the time” (B.H. Breslauer, The Uses of Bookbinding Literature, New York 1986, p.21). ¶ “500 exemplaires sur marais crèvecoeur dont 458 numérotés de 1 à 458” (this copy numbered 289). Several losses to glassine jacket; otherwise a very fine copy.
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