Tui or Parson Bird Prosthemadera Novae Zealandiae. From: 'A history of the birds of New Zealand' by Walter Lawry Buller
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Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences avec les Mémoires de Mathématique et Physique

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Date

1708

Identifier

de Beer Fb 1708 A

Publisher

Paris: Charles-Estienne Hochereau

Abstract

The use of tanned goatskin (Morocco) was common in England about the 1540s, and especially popular for use in good quality bindings. However, this black morocco copy of Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences avec les Mémoires de Mathématique et Physique of 1708 has its origins in France. It carries a gold-stamped central medallion with the royal arms of Louis XIV, the Sun King (1638-1715), and could have been bound by Luc Antoine Boyet, the King’s binder from 1698. The patterned border decoration around the front and back edges repeats the use of the fleur-de-lys. This book was once owned by Lytton Strachey, founding member of the Bloomsbury Group.

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Académie Royale des Sciences, “Histoire de l'Académie Royale des Sciences avec les Mémoires de Mathématique et Physique,” ourheritage.ac.nz | OUR Heritage, accessed October 18, 2018, http://ourheritage.ac.nz/items/show/7392.

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