French signed bindings in the Mortimer L. Schiff Collection. Volume I [- III] § IV: British and miscellaneous signed bindings View larger
  • Binding by Nicolas-Denis Derome (1731-1790) for an unidentified collector (cypher GG crowned with a wreath)
De Ricci (Seymour), 1881-1842

French signed bindings in the Mortimer L. Schiff Collection. Volume I [- III] § IV: British and miscellaneous signed bindings

New York, [printed by Lecram-Servant, Paris], 1935
Four volumes (30 × 28 cm), I-III: 613 pp. (paged continuously), 336 plates. IV: 161 pp., 77 plates. Uniform publisher’s blue buckram. - The first three volumes illustrate the work of 120 French binders, from Monnier and Padeloup to Trautz-Bauzonnet. The doublures and dentelles, binder’s stamps and tickets, are often reproduced. The fourth volume contains 77 plates, showing the work of 51 binders of the 18th and 19th centuries. The catalogue was published four years after the collector’s death (1 June 1931); three years later, his heirs consigned the library to Sotheby’s. Donald C. Dickinson, Dictionary of American Book Collectors (New York 1986), pp.281-282. ¶ Exlibris removed from volume I (leaving glue stain). A clean and fresh copy.
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