Prières de L'Enfance.
Prières de L'Enfance.
Prières de L'Enfance.
(Fine Binding)

Prières de L'Enfance.

Paris: P. Blanchard, 1810. 189pp. Engraved frontispiece, after the painting "La Vierge à l'Enfant avec le petit saint Jean-Baptiste" by Raphael, and an engraved title page, showing a young boy dressed in a tunic and praying in a garden. A charming volume replete with prayers for all situations and events, including days of the week and various saints, in addition to reminders of commandments and church doctrine. Bound in a binding of remarkable craftsmanship, with lush giltwork impressed on red leather. Rules line the edges of the boards, as well as the undersides above the text block, and a circular array of arrows emanates from the center of the cover toward a flourished border of swirls, rules, and meticulous dots. Spine and hinges show expected wear but are uncompromised. Green endpapers soiled at edges, but green ribbon remains intact. A fine and dazzling miniature, housed in marbled paper slipcase. Only one copy recorded in OCLC. (2 1/2 by 2; 65x53mm). Item #28853

Price: $950.00

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