Orationes : 3 parts ; Annotated edition by J.G. Graevius
P. & I. Blaeu
1695 - 1699
6 vol. in-8vo (223 x 125 mm), engraved title in the first volume. Contemporary red morocco bindings, spines richly gilt, boards entirely decorated from the Double Drawer Handle Bindery Amsterdam, marbled endpaper, all edges gilt. Two different decorations, the central ornament and the corners are different in two bindings than in the four others. Corners and ends of spines slightly rubbed
Ref. Storm van Leeuwen, Dutch Decorated Bookbinding in the Eighteenth Century (part I, pp. 265-284) Rolls XIV and XLII ; tools 128-132-141-A11-A15.
The Double Drawer Handle Bindery bound many multi-volume and large-size works. It must have been the most important Amsterdam workshop of the Eighteenth century. It is safe to say that the Double Drawer Handle Bindery was the second most important Dutch workshop of the eighteenth century