16th-century French? calf with gold-tooled medallion & lettering (Cc.18.8)

16th-century French? gold-tooled calf bearing central cartouches: the one on the front cover bearing the author's name; the one on the rear containing a medallion of Dido. Medallions of this type were popular on both French and English bindings of the period. From an edition of Lucan's Pharsalia (Lyon, 1536).

Bequest of Peter Gunning.