[Book safe]

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Subjects: Safes--Specimens
Altered books--Specimens
Formats: Print
Material Type: Three-dimensional nonprojected graphic -- Monograph
Language: French
Audience: Unspecified
Published: [France, between 1750 and 1850?]
LC Classification: T, TS
Physical Description: 1 book safe ; 17 cm
Added Titles: Ferrière, Claude Joseph de, d. ca. 1748 Institutes de l'empereur Justinian
Notes: Title supplied by cataloger
A modified book, created as a safe or hiding place for valuables. The text after p. 22 has been hollowed out and the compartment lined with marbled paper. The edges of the book were left intact, so that the alteration is not apparent when the book is closed. Bound in original brown leather armorial binding, with French royal coat of arms on front and back covers. Ms. signature on front free endpaper: "[Ve?] Carpentier ..."
The book used to make the safe was: Ferrière, Claude de. Les institutes de l'empereur Justinian. Lyon: Jacques Lions et Louis Bruyset, 1717. Vol. 2
OCLC Number: 781735347