Front cover from Veneres uti observantur in gemmis antiquis (Figures of Venus as seen in antique gemstones - I think), by Pierre d’Hancarville, Naples (?), 1771.  (Source: archive.org)

oldbookillustrations: “ Front cover from Veneres uti observantur in gemmis antiquis (Figures of Venus as seen in antique gemstones - I think), by Pierre d’Hancarville, Naples (?

French Decorative Bookbinding - Eighteenth Century. Pierre-Paul Dubuisson (fl 1746-1762)

A study of french decorative bookbinding in the eighteenth century, Pierre-Paul Dubuisson (fl - Decorative Tools.

Frontispiece: From a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din Attar [Iran (Isfahan)] (63.210) | Heilbrun...

Frontispiece: From a manuscript of the Mantiq al-Tayr (The Language of the Birds) of Farid al-Din Attar [Iran (Isfahan)]

Fonds d'Argenson, création du collège des notaires et secrétaires du Roi, XVIe siècle

Fonds d'Argenson, création du collège des notaires et secrétaires du Roi, XVIe siècle

Book binding ca. 1802

American, twentieth century, Club Bindery Author: M¯alik ibn Anas, d. Title: Bust¯an al-muhaddis¯in.

Zaehnsdorf binding, 1914The eastern theme of Landor’s Poems from the Arabic and Persian (1800) is reflected in this richly decorated goatskin binding by Zaehnsdorf of London. Stamped in the centre is the armorial of Alexander H. Turnbull.

Zaehnsdorf binding, 1914 The eastern theme of Landor’s Poems from the Arabic and Persian is reflected in this richly decorated goatskin binding by Zaehnsdorf of London. Stamped in the centre is the armorial of Alexander H.

A "fanfare style" binding in the manner of the Ève brothers on a copy of Horae beatissimae Virginis Mariae. Note the gauffered edge. Printed by Christopher Plantin, Antwerp, 1570. Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress.

A "fanfare style" binding in the manner of the Ève brothers on a copy of Horae beatissimae Virginis Mariae. Note the gauffered edge. Printed by Christopher Plantin, Antwerp, Lessing J. Rosenwald Collection, Library of Congress.

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