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Papers of Giles Barber relating to French printing, bookbinding and bibliography, 1968-2010 and n.d. [c.1968-2007]

MS. 9101/57

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  1. 'La boete à dorer de Tessier', notes relating to 'Catalogue des fers qui sont dans la boête à dorer de Tessier à l’époque de 1789' at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris, copies of examples of gilding motifs from the volume, and related papers, 1968 and n.d. [c.1968]
  2. 'Misc[ellaneous] ACAD [?] Filing', notes and photocopied extracts from publications, mainly relating to the book trade in France and French bookbinding and printing in the 18th century, 1994-1998 and n.d. [c.1995]
  3. 'Facsimile Bindings, Heron [Books] / Edito-S[ervice SA]', notes relating to reproductions of bindings, n.d. [c.2000]
  4. 'Pignolet', notes relating to 16th century French bookbindings, 1998 and n.d. [c.1998].
  5. 'Gauffecourt', correspondence and papers relating to copies of Jean-Vincent Capronnier de Gauffecourt’s Traité de la Reliure des Livres (1763), 1995-1996
  6. 'Grolier’s Motto', notes on the library of Jean Grolier de Servières (c.1489-1565), bibliophile, and his motto [‘Io. Grolierii et amicorum’?], n.d. [c.2000]
  7. correspondence, papers and notes relating to the binding and tooling of books in the library of Jean Grolier [de Servières (c.1489-1565), bibliophile], in particular Francesco Colonna’s Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, published in 1499, 1994-2010
  8. 'Reliures Toulouse', notes relating to and photocopies of 16th-18th century bindings in [Bibliothèque de l']Arsenal, [Bibliothèque d’Etude et du] Patrimoine, and elsewhere, and rubbings of bindings, 2007-2009 and n.d. [c.2007]
  9. 'Toulouse, Fondation Bemberg', notes relating to and photocopies of 16th-18th century bindings in the Fondation Bemberg museum, Toulouse, and related papers, 2003 and n.d. [c.2003]
  10. notes relating to the binding and gilding of volumes from the library of [Charles Henry, Count] Hoym (1694-1736), n.d. [c.1990]


  • 1968-2010 and n.d. [c.1968-2007]


1 box (10 folders)

Language of Materials

  • English


MS. 9101/57

Biographical / Historical

Charles Henry, Count Hoym (1694-1736), Saxony-Poland ambassador to France, was an eminent bibliophile. Many of his books were bound by the leading French bookbinders of the time, including Boyet, Girou and Padeloup, and the gilder, Bailly. His library was sold after his death and his books were dispersed, but many can still be traced by their bindings.

See British Library, Database of Bookbindings.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

Weston Library
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Oxford OX1 3BG United Kingdom