THREE RARE WORKS ON PRAYERS AND DEVOTIONS IN FINE CONTEMPORARY LEATHER BINDINGS
[1.]: [Bindings, Prayers & Devotions] Manuel de piété, 1863
A MANUAL OF PIETY IN A FINE BINDING
Anonymous. Manuel de piété a l’usage des eleves du Sacre-Cœur. Nouvelle edition. Paris: Jacques Lecoffre et Cie, Libraires, 1863.
12mo (142x90 mm), contemporary full straight-grain morocco binding, gilt title at a four raised band spine, blind-tooled decorations at boards, metallic clasp, gilt edges; pp. 829, [1 b.].
References: Not in ICCU, which registers other editions. Not in OCLC, which registers other editions.
[2.]: [Bindings, Worships] Mme de Fenouil, Recuil de prieres, 1849
A COLLECTION OF PRAYERS BY MADAME DE FENOUIL IN A FINE AND PRECIOUS BINDING
Recuil de prieres de Madame de Fenouil, augmente des litanies du precieux sang et du chemin de la croix. Par J. – B. B. […]. Limoges: Barbou Freres, Imprimeurs-Libraires, 1849.
12mo (138x94 mm), contemporary precious binding with green smooth velvet at spine, finely carved wood at boards with floral decorations and an inlaid figure of the Madonna with the Holy Child in an oval at front board, gilt edges; pp. 762, [2 b.].
Engraved illustrations (among which, one is representing the Madonna with the Holy Child from a drawing by Raphael).
References: Not in ICCU, which registers other editions. OCLC, 901745265 (one copy in Belgium).
[3.]: [Bindings, Prayers & Devotions] Libro di chiesa, about 1850
A CHURCH BOOK IN A FINE BINDING
NO COPY OUT OF ITALY
Anonymous. Libro di chiesa. Milano: Paolo Ripamonti Carpano, n.y. [about 1850].
12mo (152x94 mm), beautiful contemporary red leather binding with slip case, rich gilt decorations at boards and spine, gilt title, gilt decorations at corners and squares, gilt edges; pp. 240. Engraved title-page. Text in a richly figured frame. Engraved illustrations protected by tissues.
References: IT\ICCU\MIL\0819792 (one copy at the Biblioteca nazionale Braidense – Milano). OCLC, 799476112. No copy out of Italy.