Le rayonnement des Moretus

Le rayonnement des Moretus 336 Book Reviews / Quærendo 37 (2007) 332-340 Bruno Liesen & Claude Sorgeloos, Le rayonnement des Moretus [Exposition à la Biblio- theca Wittockiana  septembre  –  janvier ] (Bruxelles, Bibliotheca Wittockiana, , , × , cm,  pp., € ). Since it opened its doors to the public in , the Bibliotheca Wittockiana, the book- binding museum in Brussels, has hosted many important exhibitions, several of which concerned collections brought together by the Brussels antiquarian book dealer Eric Speeckaert. Th ree of these exhibitions were devoted to Belgian bookbindings through the ages: Quatre siècles de reliure en Belgique, - exhibitions in  ([I]), in  (II) and in  (III). Luckily, a private collector and the Brussels Royal Library found a means to keep the  and  collections in Belgium. Another Speeckaert collec- tion, this time devoted to Plantin imprints, was exhibited in : -, Labore et constantia; a collection of  editions issued by Christopher Plantin from  till  . Several books in this exhibition were nicely to even luxuriously bound, but the major- ity of them had utilitarian bindings. Th is collection was also sold to a Belgian private collector, but the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Quaerendo Brill

Le rayonnement des Moretus

Quaerendo, Volume 37 (4): 336 – Jan 1, 2007

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© 2007 Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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336 Book Reviews / Quærendo 37 (2007) 332-340 Bruno Liesen & Claude Sorgeloos, Le rayonnement des Moretus [Exposition à la Biblio- theca Wittockiana  septembre  –  janvier ] (Bruxelles, Bibliotheca Wittockiana, , , × , cm,  pp., € ). Since it opened its doors to the public in , the Bibliotheca Wittockiana, the book- binding museum in Brussels, has hosted many important exhibitions, several of which concerned collections brought together by the Brussels antiquarian book dealer Eric Speeckaert. Th ree of these exhibitions were devoted to Belgian bookbindings through the ages: Quatre siècles de reliure en Belgique, - exhibitions in  ([I]), in  (II) and in  (III). Luckily, a private collector and the Brussels Royal Library found a means to keep the  and  collections in Belgium. Another Speeckaert collec- tion, this time devoted to Plantin imprints, was exhibited in : -, Labore et constantia; a collection of  editions issued by Christopher Plantin from  till  . Several books in this exhibition were nicely to even luxuriously bound, but the major- ity of them had utilitarian bindings. Th is collection was also sold to a Belgian private collector, but the

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