|This binding has been faithfully recorded by the staff at the Royal Library it is one of a long series of these Almanach Royals. One day someone comes in while they are recording as says oh that's a binding by Padeloup, and because that someone is a respected expert the staff attribute the binding to Padeloup, never mind the fact that they have recorded the previous 1750 Almanach as being the work of Dubuisson. We can see the same imprints here as the ones on last years Almanach. Oh well, for now we can collect the new imprints that arrived with this 1751 Almanach.|
|In Comparative Diagram 1, we see the Dubuisson imprint pd-7-4, this is probably one of Dubuisson's more important signature tools, and we detailed it last year. (click here to see this research)|
|Last year when we were examining the Delorme binding BnF, RLR, RES 8-LC25-18 (A), that is found online at the Bibliotheque nationale de France (click here to see it), I did not have a good example of the 1751 imprints shown in Comparative Diagram 3. We know now that these are Dubuisson's original tools that were later used by Jean Delorme to decorate a 1775 Almanach Royal for Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France. Here we can now show in the Comparative Diagram 3, that the 1775 imprints are in fact identical to the 1751 imprints. The light green outline is that of the 1775 imprint and the darker brown outline is that of the 1751 imprint placed overtop of it at a 40% level of transparency. The brown outline has been shifted to one side slightly to reveal the lighter green outline under it.|
|Now we have catalogued most of the imprints on this 1751 Almanach Royal, including some that I have not previously included in the inventory, such as the imprint in Comparative Diagram 5, this unusual fat drawer handle, is perhaps what has fooled some into thinking this binding was made by J A Derome, he had a very similar tool. Below in Comparative Diagram 6, I show the famous trident that set Michon off his rails, we have only for the moment these blurred examples Ithat are shown at 1200dpi. We will try to find better more detailed examples on the next page where we will look at 1752 Royal Almanach that is mysteriously almost devoid of identifiable imprints.|
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|Even experts are sometimes wrong, before you spend thousands on a book, please do your own research! Just because I say a certain binding can be attributed to le Maitre isn't any kind of guarantee, don't take my word for it, go a step further and get your own proof. In these pages I have provided you with a way of doing just that.|
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