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Hesychii Dictionarium. (in Greek
Hesychius, of Alexandria
Hesychii Dictionarium. (in Greek]
Style: Circle|Dolphin motif; Caption: Upper cover; Colour: Brown; Edge: Unspecified
Date Binding: 16c
Medium Decorative Technique: Tooled in blind|Tooled in gold; Cover Material: Calf
Accession number
Shelfmark: c66g17
Place of creation Binding: France
Object history Text: [1530?]; [Basel?]; Unspecified
Notes Maybe Henri II? Macchi states; first half of century. The simple decoration does not seem appropriate for Francis II (1559-1560), husband of Mary Stuart as dauphin. Other examples are reproduced in Catalogue of a collection of early French books; Gumuchian Libraire, Paris, Catalogue xii, Belles reliures du xve au xixe siècle, p. 21-22. n. 37, pl. XIX on Charles Estienne, Pratum, lacus, arundinetum, Parisiis, 1543; La reliure. Du 6e siècle à nos jours, p. 10, n. 55; Librairie Sourget, Chartres, Manuscrits enluminés et livres précieux 1476-1922. Catalogue XX, p. 38-39, n. 18, on Quintilianus, Oratorium institutionum libri XII, Paris, F. Gryphe, 1539; Librairie Sourget, Chartres, Manuscrits enluminés et livres précieux. Catalogue XXIV, p. 92-93, n. 31 on text Dion. Cassius, Dion historien grec, Des faictz et gestes insignes des romains, Paris, Arnoul & Charles les Angeliers, 1542; T. de Marinis, Appunti, pl. CCLXXI on text A. Piccolomini, Sonetti, Rome, 1549, Florence, Landau Finaly Library; La reliure ancienne et moderne, pl. 89; Maggs Bros., Bookbinding: Historical and Decorative, n. 407, p. 33, n. 36, pl. XIX, I. Salzbrunn, Die Einbandsammlung der Staats-und Stadtbibliothek Augsburg, p. 79, 163, n. 66 on Trogus Pompeius, Justini ex Trogi Pompei historiis externis libri XXXXXIIII, Lyons, S. Gryphius, 1546; Staatsbibliothek, Berlin, Bucheinbände, p. 18, Abb. 71, pl. XLV on text Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, Parisiis, Apud Simonem Colinaeum, no date. This motif appears on Spanish XVI th century bindings too (Cl. L. Penney, An album of selected bookbindings, pl. XX on Ejecutoria, Valladolid, 1570).
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