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[PUBLISHER'S BINDING - 19TH C. FRANCE]; [LUXURY RELIGIOUS BOOK]; CATHOLIC CHURCH
OFICIO DIVINO PARA TODOS LOS DIAS DE FIESTA Y PRECEPTO EN LATIN Y CASTELLANO. NUEVA EDITION IN A SILVER-GILT WITH MINIATURE PORTRAIT; PRECURSOR COSWAY BINDING
Paris: Libreria de Belin-Leprieur et Morizot/Au. Laplace, 1850. First Edition. 12mo (5 x 4). pp. 552. Latin and Spanish Language. Blue velvet binding mounted with identical silver-gilt* covers engraved with an elaborate gothic style frame and floral motifs on the front and rear boards; the front plate is inset with a oval gold-framed portrait of a young woman dressed in a turban and medieval clothing playing the harp likely painted in gouache on ivory. The spine is mounted with three filigree silver pieces; one each near the spine head and tail and one plate 2/5ths of the way from the head engraved with the title "Oficio Divino". Fore-edge with elaborate silver-gilt filigree work clasp with a central cross; white moiré silk eps; original purple ribbon marker; a.e.g. *Note: we have been unable to find silver hallmarks or maker's marks on the covers, which may be on the verso of the covers and inaccessible; the thin gold layer is worn away from the silver in places from use. Includes additional chromolithographic title page and 4 illuminated prayers as well as engraved frontis. and 5 additional full page engravings, with a green decorative border on each page of text. Originally issued in 1846, the present work is a "New Edition" of a Latin and Spanish language edition of the Divine Office, or the Litergy of the Hours - the official set of Catholic prayers "marking the hours of each day and sanctifying the day with prayer". This particular issue is for holidays and holy days and is presented in both Latin and Spanish. The present book was issued and bound by Libreria de … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: Austin Abbey Rare Books, ABAA/ILAB [United States]
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