Abrégé des vies des principaux fondateurs des réligions de l’église, representez dans la chour de l’abbaie de S. Lambert de Liessies en Haynaut
Year and place of publication
20,2 cm x 15,5 cm
Binding based on the work of the “Fugger binder” or “Venetian Apple Binder” active in Venice between 1540 and 1560. The original binding is kept in the Spanish Royal Collection (see Great bindings from the Spanish Royal Collections 15th – 21st centuries p.133 Figs 89 – 90).
The Fugger Binder, so-called after his principle customer, Johann Jacob Fugger of the Augsburg family of bankers. This banker was in fact more interested in arts and literature, so the - logic - financial disaster of his poor management forced him to sell his collection to Albrecht V of Bayern. The collection is now still a cornerstone of the Bayerischen Staatsbibliothek.
Bound on 5 leather straps
Basic headband in flax
Full natural cowleather, in the middle of the back a blind tooled vertical line
Front board and one half of the back dyed in red, back board and the other half of the back dyed in blue
Blind tooled and gilded filet lines on both boards, different tools gilded on back and both boards
Kept in a clamshell box with leather back and marbled paper, inside suède
Original marbled edges preserved
40 superb full page copper etchings, 38 of them portraits
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