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Reliures Royales de la Renaissance – La Librairie de Fontainleau. 1544 – 1570


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Authors:  LAFFITTE, Marie-Pierre & LE BARS, Fabienne.

Published by: Bibliotheque Nationale de France.  1999

310 x 245mm, 247 p. : col. Ill throughout, mainly full page plates. Black end-leaves.  Bound in maroon cloth, gilt.  Colour printed d/w.

Catalogue of an exhibition: “Reliures royales de la Renaissance. La librairie de Fontainebleau. 1544-1570”, held in the Mazarine gallery of the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, March 26-June 27, 1999.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Venue: Catalog of the exhibition of books from the Château de Fontainebleau now in the collection of the Bibliothèque nationale de France; exhibition held at the galerie Mazarine of the Bibliothèque nationale de France, 26 March-27 June 1999.

As published, save for the ex libris plate of David Mackenzie to the front paste-down.

A superbly produced work on important French bindings – quite scarce.