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Title: Heures Nouvelles Latines et Françaises, Imprimées par Ordre de Monsigneur LÍllustrissime et Révèrendissime Évêque de Nevers. A L'Usage des Fidèles de son Diocèse. Sixième édition.
Description: Nevers, Chez les frères Martin. [No date, approbation 1747, this 6th edition appr. 1809]. Small 8vo. W. small woodc. vignet on title. Superb full red pol. mor., spine elaborately gilttooled. Covers w multiple giltruled and dotted lines. Inside dentelles. Fine contemp. blue green handmarbled endp. (All edges gilt). (Some annots. dated 1823 in ink on verso free endp. & ownership annots. [by the Chevalier C.G.M. de Bizemont on recto first blank). (paper ticket on upper paste down w. 1 line of type 'le comte Gaspard de Bizemont'). Lovely early 19th c. printed book of hours. The binding is unsigned but undoubtedly by a skilled workshop adhering closely to the the tradition of these well bound and luxuriously gilttooled prayer books. The text in ink on the verso of the handmarbled endp. on the election of Leon XII and the conclave of 1823 and the 17 lines of handwritten dedication by Bizemont on the recto of the first blank, identify the recipient of this prayer book as Charles Guillaume Marie de Bizemont, Chevalier des Ordres Royeux et Militaires de St. Louis... reçu au chateau de Menou...[?] ... chez madame Augustine de Damas, ... [Prioress] de couvent des dames de la visitation de Moulin...'

Keywords: Theology biblia bindings French bibliophile theology

Price: EUR 250.00 = appr. US$ 271.71 Seller: Antiquariaat B.M.Israel B.V.
- Book number: 10615