Description Jean Grolier (1489/90–1565) was treasurer-general of France and a renowned bibliophile. He was known for his love of fine bindings and had all the books in his library bound in the same style to match each other. This copy of The Prison of Love, a Spanish romance translated into Tuscan and then French, was rebound by Léon Gruel in the "Grolier style" and offered for sale at the World's Columbian Exposition in Chicago in 1893, where Henry Walters purchased it.
La prison d'amours, laquelle traicte de lamour de Leriano & Laureole / faict en Espaignol: puis translate en tusquan: et nagueres en lange Francois.; Ensemble plusieurs choses singulieres a la louege des dames Imprime nouuellement.
- Bookbindings from the Gilded Age. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore. 2013-2014.
Provenance Purchased by Henry Walters (at the World Columbian Exposition), Chicago, 1893; Walters Art Museum, 1931, by bequest.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1893
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