Prières de L'Enfance.
Prières de L'Enfance.
Prières de L'Enfance.
(Children's Prayer Book)

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. In a binding of full red morocco showing a high level of craftsmanship, featuring gilt rules along board edges, and a circular spray of arrows emanating from the center of the covers toward a flourished inner border of swirls, rules, and dots. Spine and hinges show traces of rubbing; offsetting to endpapers, silk ribbon bookmark. Housed in marbled paper slipcase. Overall, a fine copy of a rare devotional, known in only one institutional holding. (2 1/2 by 2; 65x53mm). Item #28853

Price: $950.00

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