The historical narrative behind this exhibition is more interesting than the collected works on display. Only recently have scholars become aware of the vast library collected by Claude III Laubespine, who, in sixteenth-century Burgandy, amassed one of the largest collections of ornamentally bound books. This exhibition reunites, for the first time in over 400 years, key examples from Laubespine's collection, which was scattered after his death at age 25.

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