Description French green velvet binding, now mostly worn away, from the late nineteenth or early twentieth century, and likely by Léon Gruel. It is tightly sewn, with white and green silk endbands and gilded edges. Traces of a fastener is visible in the middle of fore-edge on both boards.
Provenance Gruel and Engelmann Collection, Paris, late 19th-early 20th century; purchased by Henry Walters, Baltimore, 1903; by bequest to Walters Art Museum, 1931.
Credit Acquired by Henry Walters, 1903
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