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Prayers / Services for Holy Week -1701 French Royal Binding of Duke of Orleans
France: Jonathan Cape. Rare Book Office de la Semaine Sante 1701 Royal Binding Duke of Orleans About the Book Rare book, Office de la Semaine Sante published by in 1701 by Antoine Dezallier with excellent provenance. The book bears the coat of arms of Phillipe I Duke of Orleans (1661 to 9th June 1701), the younger brother of Louis the IV of France, the "Sun King", and founder of the house of Orleans. As you would expect for a book used by royalty the binding is exceptional. The front and back covers have the gilded coat of arms of the Duke of Orleans surrounded by delicate gilding imitating lace work. The spine has six sections one with abridged title and the rest which appears to be the monogram of Phillipe I Duke of Orleans. Interestingly the book was published and bound a few months before his death with holy week being in March of 1701 and he died on the 9th of June 1701. The book is written in French and Latin and is a prayer book that outlines the services of the catholic holy week. The title page has the following text: "Office de la Semaine Sainte Latin et Francois a l'usage de Rome et de Paris avec lexplication des Ceremonies de l'Eglise & la quelques Prieres tirees de l'Ecriture, pour la Confession & la Communion & sur les mysteres que l'on celebre durrant ce faint temps. Nouvelle Edition A Paris Chez Antoine Dezallier, rue saint Jacques a la Conronne d'or. MDCCI. Avec Privilege de Sa Majeste pour cinqante ans." Which loosely translates to: Service of the Holy Week in Latin and French to the use of Rome and Paris with the explanation of the ceremonies of the Churc … [Click Below for Full Description]
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