petrus ruban


Luxury Bookbindings of the Belle Époque
The New York Public Library, Spencer Collection

from top, counterclockwise
Binding (1910) by Riviere & Son (English; ca. 1840–1939)
Percy Bysshe Shelley, The Sensitive Plant [and Early Poems] (London, 1910)

Binding (1897) by M. Marius Michel (French; 1846–1925)
Gustave Flaubert, Un coeur simple (Paris: A. Ferroud, 1894)

Binding (1887) by Victor Champs (French; 1844–1912)
Ludovic Halévy, L'Abbé Constantin (Paris: Boussod, Valadon et Cie., 1887)

Binding (1907) by Petrus Ruban (French; 1851–1929)
Dante Alighieri, Vita nova (Paris: Le Livre contemporain, 1907)