SUMMER FAIR HIGHLIGHT — John Cameron

John Cameron will be exhibiting at the forthcoming Summer Fair at Stand 91, he will have the following for sale:

 

An important late renaissance binding from one of the great Parisian libraries.

[R.P. Cosmae Magaliani … In sacram Iosue historiam commentariorum tomi duo, Turnoni : M. DC. XII (1612)]

2 volumes in 1. [18*], 430 p., [2]; 347, 60, [36] p. FOLIO. 37 cm x 24cm

From the library of Méry de Vic, seigneur d’Ermenonville, keeper of the seals of France and celebrated bibliophile, died 1622. His library – which included some 3,000 volumes from Grolier’s last library – was inherited by his son Archbishop Dominique de Vic. The library was sold in 1676 and many of the books went to the Bibliotheque Nationale.

One of only a handful of examples of a folio Fanfare-backed binding from De Vic’s library, this one apparently unrecorded. £5,600  ( Please ask for full description )

 

A selection of modern, hand embroidered bindings on books of various ages. Individually priced.

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