• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 175

    BINDING -- BIBLE, Latin. Paris: Guillard and Desboys, 1552. 2 volumes, 2° (261 x 188mm). Ruled in red throughout, ornamental initials, woodcut illustrations, series of blank leaves inserted in vol. 1 and 2, two leaves from an earlier Bible bound in at end of vol. 2, one of the leaves remargined to size (lacking *ii and the index of Hebrew names [A-H8], some light browning and a few stains). 18th-century red morocco gilt by Le Gascon with arms and initials of Antoine de Sève [Olivier 683, fer 2 and 3] on sides, raised bands, spine divided in 6 compartments, one lettered, the others decorated in gilt, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Antoine de Sève ( binding) - Guil Aug Jaubert Episc. St Flori (bookplate on vol. 1) - early marginalia - 19th-century inscription on endpaper.

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    BINDING -- BIBLE, Latin. Paris: Guillard and Desboys, 1552. 2 volumes, 2° (261 x 188mm). Ruled in red throughout, ornamental initials, woodcut illustrations, series of blank leaves inserted in vol. 1 and 2, two leaves from an earlier Bible bound in at end of vol. 2, one of the leaves remargined to size (lacking *ii and the index of Hebrew names [A-H8], some light browning and a few stains). 18th-century red morocco gilt by Le Gascon with arms and initials of Antoine de Sève [Olivier 683, fer 2 and 3] on sides, raised bands, spine divided in 6 compartments, one lettered, the others decorated in gilt, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed). Provenance: Antoine de Sève ( binding) - Guil Aug Jaubert Episc. St Flori (bookplate on vol. 1) - early marginalia - 19th-century inscription on endpaper.

    ANTOINE DE SèVE'S COPY. Abbot of l'Isle en Barrois, he assembled an important library, whose books were bound principally by Ruette or Le Gascon. Adams B-1047. (2)


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    Please note the illustration in the printed catalogue is for lot 175 (not for lot 174). The image is correctly labelled on the internet.