Description This binding from Walters manuscript W.106 is an early 20th-century binding by Leon Gruel, Paris. It is composed of shaped millboard, covered in worn red velvet, and incorporating a double sided 14th-century Rhenish ivory on the upper cover. The outside upper cover depicts the nativity, the inside cover depicts the crucifixion.
- Bookish Business: Henry Walters and Leon Gruel. The Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore. 1993.
Provenance Léon Gruel, Paris [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; Henry Walters, Baltimore, June 6, 1903, by purchase [see The Diaries of George Lucas]; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903
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