Order for Books to be Bound by Derome le jeune for Louis Popon de Maucune.
This document lists fourteen books in the collection of Louis Popon de Maucune (b. ca. 1735) to be bound by Derome le jeune, one of the preeminent French binders of the late eighteenth century. For each title, the price of the binding and color of the leather is specified (red or blue), accompanied by instructions for washing the sheets or leaving the margins untrimmed. Derome’s work was in high demand by wealthy book owners in the decades leading up to the French Revolution.
Purchased in 2014 with Grolier Club Library Harper Funds