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1 June 2009
BINDING -- SILIUS ITALICUS, Caius (25-101). De secundo bello punico. Amsterdam: Jansson, 1620. 24° (108 x 57mm). Engraved title. Contemporary red morocco gilt, bound for Habert de Montmor possibly by Le Gascon: shaped panel on sides enclosing pointillée tools, monogram and closed Ss on morocco overlay (Olivier 151, fer 2), gilt spine and edges (lightly rubbed, faint staining). Provenance: Henri-Louis Habert-Louis de Montmor (1600-1679; binding) -- [Thomas Stanley (sale Evans, 30 April 1813 lot 188, £1.2.0 to:) -- William Beckford, Hamilton Palace (inscription)] -- Thore Virgin, 1916 (inscription and bookplate; Bib. Quarnforsiana, 1947, no. 237) -- [Rolf Wistrand].
Habert de Montmor was Master of Requests and a member of the French Academy. His library was bound by Le Gascon and Olivier illustrates an identical cover also on a book printed by Jansson at Amsterdam.
Charles GOBINET. Instruction sur la Penitence et sur la Sainte Communion. Paris: François le Cointe, 1682. 12° (144 x 77mm). (Occasional light spotting.) Contemporary sheep, richly gilt with roll-borders and monogram 'PS' at centers and corners of both covers and on spine, gilt edges (rubbed, corners bumped). Provenance: From the library of the College du Plessis-Sorbonne. The College was refounded by Cardinal Richelieu who appointed Charles Gobinet as his first principal. (2)
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