Un fermoir doré pour le carnet de @atelierxaviernoel , qui débordait de trèfles à quatre feuilles... 🍀🍀🍀🍀😍🍀🍀🍀🍀
🐁 J'aimerais être une petite souris, pour voir ce que sont devenus chacun de mes carnets !! 🐁
This book, Hawaii by James Michener, came to me a week or so before Christmas with the request that it be repaired as quick as I could because it meant as a gift for the clients mother. The client's mother as I understood it held this book dear, and tried to keep it working with a lot of tape.
This was a fun repair that had a new spine put on, tipping in loose end papers and new inner hinges. Overall I'm quite happy with this repair, and the client seemed extremely happy to present this book as a gift.
1685, Louis XIV folio presentation binding; Notitia Ecclesiastica by Jean Cabassut.
I am very happy with this book. Several hundred years of seminary use has left it a little rough, but when the school offered it via a dark and dusty photo I could tell it was special under the dirt. I've posted their photo compared with mine (after cleaning) at the last pic.
@piragesrarebooks let me peruse their reference books on French armorial bindings (thank you) and I found that this armorial is for Louis XIV.
St. Andrews released a blog titled "Echoes From the Vault, Week 47 Presentation Binding Louis XIV" where they presented a (nearly) matching binding and concluded that due the lack of provenance it was likely a presentation copy to the college.
Cambridge Special Collections also released a blog titled "His Royal Favour..." where they too present a binding with the same arms, that they state was "offered as prestigious gifts to foreign princes and ambassadors". Our copy also has little provenance, only a seminary/college, leading me to believe it is also a presentation binding.
I cleaned it up and think it's stunning to look at. In folio, it's larger than the pictures probably make it seem.
Cat's-paw calf for your Caturday; one of the more pronounced examples I've seen, you can almost picture a cat walking on it. A 1758 work on surveying and measuring, authored by the mathematician Jacques Ozanam, and including 12 fold-out plates. This work also includes examples of Ozanam's well-respected mathematical tables. I'm particularly drawn to the fold-outs, which include examples of surveying the heights of both mountains and buildings (cartology and construction). Also, there is a great plate showing the 18th century surveyor's sight glass and plumb line.
My college degree is Construction Management but in 2008 the market crashed and I exited the industry and haven't returned. What's funny is that the illustrations in this book aren't all that different from what my surveying class used.
My latest provenance project. This beautiful folio binding was being auctioned off by a company that unloads library discards; they didn't even show the boards in their ad, just a photo of the spine with the book open, the board slightly peaking out! But even at a sideways glance I could see it was a special binding.
The arms are 99.9% a dead-on match for Duc d'Orleans examples, except ALL the other book binding examples I find have the initial "L" under the crown in the outer border of the armorial; this example has the letter "H". Henri IV ruled until 1610, but the book this binding decorates wasn't printed until 1685. Did the Duc d'Orleans get fed up with Louis in 1685, or did the royal binder pick up an old tool, or does that one small change indicate an entirely different provenance (I doubt it; but I guess it's possible)? But perhaps I'm overthinking it; in the outer circular border (there's probably a technical name for this) for the "Grand Royal Coat of Arms of France & Navarre" of Louis XIV, there was an "H". If anyone can save me research time I would happily be instructed ;) The Duc d'Orleans was a title for the princes of the blood ("princes du sang") in France, those in line for leadership. For example, the Duc d'Orleans ruled France when Louis XV was initially too young to rule.
It always astounds me that in my humble shop books pass through that were once in the finest places.
Once I clean this binding up and (hopefully) know more, you'll see more of it. It's already one of my favorites.
세양사도 붙이고, 프레스도 눌러 보고,
그렇게 나만의 노트를 만들어요.
재아는 동시 노트로 쓴데요.
담이는 그림 노트로 쓴데요.
담이는 친구들 사이에서
재아는 엄마 옆에서
멀찍이 떨어져 앉았는데,
결과물을 보고 깜짝 놀랐어요.
노트 겉표지의 붙이는 스티커도 위치도
너희가 평소에 즐기는 ‘텔레파시 놀이’의
재아, 담이가 즐기는 ‘텔레파시 놀이’는요.
비슷한 분류로 엮일 수 있는
두 가지 사물의 이름을 제시해요.
예를 들면, ‘해와 달’을 제시하고
이 두 단어 중 자기가 원하는 단어를
똑같은 단어가 많이 나오면,
마음이 잘 통하는 사이겠지요.
단순하지만 의외로 재밌어요.
다들 서로의 마음이
얼마나 잘 통하는지 나눠 보세요.
Ma dernière boîte, mon dernier défi : un coffret aimanté, avec de délicates pastilles en acier brossé, que l'on peut déplacer d'un emplacement à l'autre. De quoi créer et recréer l'objet, à chaque utilisation.