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Renaissance Book Collecting
Jean Grolier and Diego Hurtado de Mendoza, their Books and Bindings

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  • Date Published: July 2012
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521126175

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  • This book studies and compares two sixteenth-century libraries. Jean Grolier's was a bibliophilic "cabinet" of fine books. Hurtado de Mendoza's was a much larger and more scholarly collection; a full Catalogue is provided for the first time. Books commissioned by Jean Grolier, "the Prince of Bibliophiles", have long been famous. Hurtado de Mendoza was a poet and historian, a Greek scholar and Arabist. This book contains valuable information on Grolier and Hurtado de Mendoza's work, including catalogues, lists of bindings and indexes of printers, publishers, editors, commentators and translators.

    • Contains valuable information on Grolier and Hurtado de Mendoza's work, including catalogues, lists of bindings and indexes of printers, publishers, editors, commentators and translators
    • Provides an account of Venetian sixteenth-century bookbinding by individual binders
    • Extensively illustrated with 91 black and white half-tones, including many original bookbindings
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    "It is the well-written and graceful kind of work we have come to expect from the author, replete with scholarship, good humor, and insight." Professional Bibliographical Society of America

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    Product details

    • Date Published: July 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521126175
    • length: 296 pages
    • dimensions: 297 x 210 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.71kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    1. Grolier: the early years
    2. Grolier in Italy 1515–21
    3. Grolier in France
    4. Diego Hurtado de Mendoza
    5. Venetian sixteenth-century bookbinders
    Catalogue of Diego Hurtado de Mendoza's library of printed books
    Index of printers and publishers
    Index of editors, commentators and translators
    Index of plaquette bindings
    1. Grolier's bindings classified by workshop
    2. Grolier's petition to Francis I
    3. Anne Briçonnet's coins and medals
    4. The Venetian catalogue of Diego Hurtado de Mendoza's Greek manuscripts
    5. Bindings by the Mendoza Binder (Andrea di Lorenzo)
    6. Andronicus Nucius's power of attorney
    7. Bindings by the Cicero Binder
    8. Bindings by the Fugger Binder
    9. Venetian Bindings by Anthoni Lodewijk
    10. Bindings by the Agnese Binder (Bartolomeo di Giovanni da Fino?)
    11. Bindings by the Emblematic Binder

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    Anthony Hobson

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