Le Petit Paroissien de la Jeunesse.
Paris: Marcilly, (c. 1840). 96pp. Printed by Firmin Didot, but with a Marcilly imprint. With engraved half-title and five plates, the finely executed illustrations depict scenes from the life of Christ. The prayers are arranged for special occasions: morning prayers, evening prayer, and prayers for communion and vespers. This tiny book for children was very popular and issued over a long period of time in a variety of printings and bindings. Text in Latin. This copy is in red paper, with ornamental borders in gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, else near fine. Housed in a matching, very good slipcase. A.e.g. (Bondy, p. 77; see Grolier 99; Spielmann 404; Welsh 5607). (1 5/8 by 1 1/8; 40x29mm). Item #31319