The Catalogue of Books from the Libraries or Collections of Celebrated Bibliophiles and Illustrious Persons of the Past with Arms or Devices Upon the Bindings.

New York: Grolier Club, 1895. One of 350 copies on Holland paper. Title page printed in black and red. Armorial frontispiece of Marie de Medicis. Twenty-three plates of various armorial devices. Binding extremities rubbed with a few small bumps to boards. Light offsetting to plates from tissue guards. Pages uncut. A very good copy. Green cloth gilt-stamped with the Grolier Club's design and lettered in gilt on front cover. Square octavo. xi, 75, [+1, printer's device] pp. Item #16280

According to the Introduction, "The exhibition described in this catalogue is a tribute to the memory of the enlightened bibliophile and his bookbinder; a page from history and art" (p. 9). Some of the devices reproduced here were those of Jean Grolier, Emperor Charles V, Robert Dudley (Earl of Leicester), Henry IV, Cardinal Richelieu, and Marie Antoinette.

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