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La Sainte Messe, Suivie de Prieres pour la Confession et la Communion, et de Prieres Diverses

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La Sainte Messe, Suivie de Prieres pour la Confession et la Communion, et de Prieres Diverses

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About This Item

(N.p., 1910. 16mo. (ii), 60, (4)pp. A lush hand-embellished prayer book, with an array of finely executed original illustrations, including three full-page compositions and around fifty smaller miniatures representing architectural, pastoral, theological, and ecological subjects. Each spread receives a unique border, illuminated and using a vast variety of colors, all of which show impressive brightness of hue and exactness of application. Animals, fantastic beasts, insects, and birds play among gardens of vines and flowers. Interspersed are images of angels and saints, coats of arms and other heraldic images, both indicative of the owner and of the contemporary pope, Pius X. The text itself is printed in black Gothic, set against rules, and rampant with illuminated initials. The opening dedication page states that the volume was commissioned by Eugenie Patricia Prou-Gaillard for her husband, Marius Deluy. Bound in full brown morocco with double gilt rule, within which is, in blind, a border of the four symbols of the Gospel writers, oak leaves, thistles, and dragons. Another double rule further inside, and within that a metal "ED" mongram. Spine ruled and titled in gilt and decorated in blind. Beige silk doublures and guards, along with further gilt detailing. Ribbon intact. Held in a silk-lined box specially made in Paris by E & A Lesort, whose ticket is on the front free endpaper. A remarkable production, the pinnacle of its time and the adept eye and careful skill of its creator. Fine. A.e.g. Pages fan to reveal marbled fore-edge design.

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Bookseller
Bromer Booksellers US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
30564
Title
La Sainte Messe, Suivie de Prieres pour la Confession et la Communion, et de Prieres Diverses
Book condition
Used
Quantity available
1
Place of Publication
(N.p.
Date published
1910
Bookseller catalogs
Book Arts; Illustrated Books;

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All books are guaranteed as described and may be returned, with prior notice, within ten days. All bills are payable within thirty days from the date of the invoice. Shipping and insurance are additional. Overseas shipments will be sent by air mail unless otherwise instructed.

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About Bromer Booksellers

Bromer Booksellers specializes in rare and beautiful books. Owned and operated by Anne Bromer, who has been in the business of fine books for over fifty years, our shop carries a range of important private press books, designer bookbindings, illustrated books, children's books, and miniature books.

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spine
The outer portion of a book which covers the actual binding. The spine usually faces outward when a book is placed on a shelf....[more]
morocco
Morocco is a style of leather book binding that is usually made with goatskin, as it is durable and easy to dye. (see also...[more]
gilt
The decorative application of gold or gold coloring to a portion of a book on the spine, edges of the text block, or an inlay in...[more]
fine
A book in fine condition exhibits no flaws. A fine condition book closely approaches As New condition, but may lack the...[more]
leaves
Very generally, "leaves" refers to the pages of a book, as in the common phrase, "loose-leaf pages." A leaf is a single sheet...[more]

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