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BINDINGS - DEROME LE JEUNE). HIEROCLES
IN AUREA CARMINA COMMENTARIUS. GRAECÈ ET LATINÈ
London: Typis Jac. Bettenham, 1742. 210 x 132 mm. (8 3/8 x 5 1/4"). 15, [1], 319, [13] pp.Latin translation by J. Curtenius. Edited by R. W. [i.e., Richard Warren]; notes by Charles Ashton. REFINED RED MOROCCO, GILT, BY DEROME LE JEUNE (his ticket on verso of front flyleaf), cover with French fillet border, smooth spine elegantly gilt in compartments separated by multiple rules, each compartment with diagonal dotted lines creating a lozenge at center containing a bird on an elaborate perch, volute cornerpieces, gilt lettering, densely gilt turn-ins, marbled endpapers, all edges gilt. Verso of front free endpaper with morocco bookplate of Michel Wittock and book label of "C. L."; title page with ink stamp of E. Boisgelin. Schweiger, p. 148; Lowndes II, 1066; Brunet III, 155; Graesse III, 272. A little browning to blank flyleaves, but AN EXCEPTIONALLY FINE COPY, with clean, fresh, smooth text in a nearly pristine binding. From a distinguished library, this is a respected edition of a commentary by a Neoplatonic philosopher on the "Golden Verses" of Pythagoras, elegantly bound by a master. There were no fewer than 18 members of the Derome family who made their livings as binders in Paris from the middle of the 17th century until the first quarter of the 19th, but by far the most distinguished family member was Nicolas-Denis, called "le jeune" (1731-88). Known for the gracefulness of his bindings, and being capable of "amazing delicacy" (in Hobson's words), Derome le jeune was, simply, the leading binder of the day, and his work was much in demand. Because he refused to tu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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