Bindings. 1726 L'Office de la Semaine-Sainte, a L'usage de la Maison du Roy.


Beautiful small-format fanfare binding, with the royal arms of King Louis XV at the center of the boards. 1726 L'Office de la Semaine-Sainte, a L'usage de la Maison du Roy. Filled throughout with the different prayers and devotions associated with Semaine-Sainte printings. Wonderful Dutch gilt endpapers.

Physical Attributes -

Measures approx. 14 x 8 x 2 cm, duodecimo signed in 6. Reddish-brown morocco binding. Boards (likely) stamped with a fanfare design with the central royal arms of Louis XV. Spine with five raised bands; five compartments with a central gilt sun tool radiating a geometric pattern, one compartment with "Semaine Sainte" in gilt. All edges gilt. Dutch gilt endpapers. Some headpieces, tailpieces, and initials. Pages - xvi, 458, [2]

Condition -

See pictures. Some wear at edges and corners. A little rubbing to boards. I see a 1 cm spot at the fore-edge of the rear board that looks possibly repaired. Spine faded. Edges darkened. Leaves thumbed at fore-edge through leaf signed Aiii. Some toning throughout. Occasional fox spot in paper.

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