SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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[BOOK OF HOURS]
[Livre d'Heures]. Heures nouvelles dédiées a Madame la Dauphine...

Published
Paris, l'Imprimerie Pierre le Mercier, 1689.
Plates
4 + 4
Binding/Size
S=8vo
Value
0-5000
Published
Paris, l'Imprimerie Pierre le Mercier, 1689.
Ref
1196

Book of Hours illustrated with four beautiful full page engravings in contemporary colour, heightened in gold. These four plates open on four titles (of the book and chapters) also enhanced with contemporary gold and watercolour (The office of the Virgin Mary - The seven penitential psalms - The Sunday Vespers). A table of Prayers and Offices at the end. Black morocco with a pair of silver claps. Lack of one clasp and lower board. All edges gilt. Brightly painted endpapers. Coloured plates in order: 1. Frontis. The Last Supper. 2. Title page. 3. Angels descending down from heaven to Mary. 4. The office of the Virgin Mary. 5. King playing a Harp. 6. The seven penitential psalms. 7. Birth of Christ. 8. Sunday Vespers.