17th-century Dutch calf with gold-tooled device of the Elzevirs on the spine (Aa.2.54)

17th-century Dutch sprinkled calf, bound for the printers Louis and Daniel Elzevir, whose device can be seen stamped on the spine in gilt. The Elzevir press is still a major publishing house. From their 1661 printing of Henricus Regius' Philosophia naturalis. At the bottom of the spine a previous class mark (K.2.37), probably from the library of the Lamoignon family (whose book-label can be found inside) can be seen stamped in gilt.

Gift of J.E.B. Mayor.