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Illuminated Petite French Manuscript on Vellum dated 1710 Fine Binding Almanack
VG, full contemporary red straight-grain morocco with a repeated circlet border design on sides with mild edge wear, gilt back, narrow inner Greek key gilt border; doublures and end-leaves of French blue watered silk, gilt edges, a few pencil notes on end paper, early presentation note also, a few leaves with mild toning in margin, overall clean. Truly a One of a Kind piece - Petite French Manuscript on Vellum from 1710 - Hard to put a price on this original illuminated manuscript The author, P.C. Gilbert, born in 1642 in Paris and who died there in 1728, was a pupil of Nicolas Jarry, the great French calligrapher and writing master to the Grand Dauphin. It is considered that he has come nearest to his master's genius. Gilbert has executed several works for the King of France, and several prayer books are known to have been written by him for the Grand Dauphin and the Duc de Bourgogne One book auction record for this volume from 1948 A beautiful painting of the Holy Family in a pastoral setting Binding likely from Jean Claude Bozerian Provenance: Edward Hughes Ball Hughes (1798 - 1863), the English dandy known for his extravagant lifestyle, presented this volume to his sister Elizabeth Title: Sollicitations Pressantes pour faire rentrer une Ame en elle meme. Ecrites par P. C. Gilbert, Parisien, en 1710. 18mo: 44 pages, each leaf of fine uterine vellum measures 5" by 3" The almanack contains a perpetual calendar for finding Easter and the Movable Feasts during thirty-eight years, executed in gold, red, blue, and black. The beautiful little miniature painting is ascribed to J … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: EastAve Rare Books [Bristol, Virginia, US]
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