BINDINGS, French -- FLORUS, Lucius Annaeus. Rerum Rom. Libri IV. Edited by Claude de Saumaise. [Leiden:] Commelin, 1609. 8° (176 x 105mm). Woodcut title border. Contemporary red morocco gilt with central arms of Jacques-Auguste de Thou and his second wife, Gaspard de La Chastre [Oliveri 216, fer 8], their monogram in spine compartments, gilt edges. Provenance: Jacques-Auguste and Gaspard de Thou (1553-1617, binding); Thomas Gaisford (bookplate). -- Christophoro CLAVIO. Computus ecclesiasticus. Mainz: Balthasar Lippius, 1599. Half-sheet 4°. (Lightly browned.) Contemporary citron morocco with arms of Jacques-Auguste de Thou and his first wife, Marie de Barbançon de Cany [Olivier 216, fer 5], bee from de Thou's arms in spine compartments (lightly rubbed).
BIBLE, in Latin. Cologne: Bernardus Gualterus and associates, 1630. 12°. Engraved title, device on final verso. (Light dampstain at upper edge.) 18th-century French brown morocco gilt with arms of Charles Le Goux de la Berchère [Olivier 2334, fer 2] on sides, flat spine gilt, gilt edges (lacks two fore-edge ties, spine lightly faded). Provenance: Charles Le Goux de la Berchère, Archbishop, successively, of Aix, Albi and Narbonne (1647-1719, binding); Armand Ferdinand de La Porte, Bishop of Carcassonne (1756-1824, bookplate); Benedict-Jacob Sicard, canon of Carcassonne (inscription dated 1824 and bookplate dated 1828); and 13 other volume, primarily 17th- to 19th-century French and Portuguese bindings, morocco and calf. Sold as a group of bindings, not subject to return. (16)