Red morocco binding, the boards are adorned in the centre with a pomegranate and in the corners with mosaic tulips in green and gold morocco, triple bands and a wide flowery roulette frame the boards, spine adorned with gilded fleurons and two mosaic lozenges in green morocco, inner roulette and on the edges of the boards, all edges gilded, golden endpapers on green background.
There are several similar mosaic bindings with similar decorations, pomegranate in the centre, 4 tulips and roulette frame. They came from the studio of Louis Douceur who was received master in 1721 and who died in 1769. On this binding are some stamps typical of Douceur’s studio, the pomegranate stem (see Madame de Pompadour’s blotter reproduced by Gruel), the tulips, the golden tooling. The craftsmanship of this binding is also quite similar to those created during Douceur’s lifetime. It could not have been produced by one of his successors.
The pomegranate on the front cover surrounded by gilded letters (unidentified meaning), see photo.
Title: Heures royales, dédiées à la Dauphine, contenant les offices qui se disent à l'église pendant l'année, en latin et en françois, à l'usage de Rome (.).
Paris Hansy, 1770, duodecimo 13 x 9 cm, 563 pages.
Illustrated with a frontispiece of Madame the Dauphine praying, an two intaglio engraved figures.
Sturdy volume, rubbed leather, cropped corners, edges of the boards pierced here and there, small tear in the tailcap. Fresh interior, some signs of handling. Worn copy, still decorative.
- Aantal boeken
- Bijbels, Boekbanden, Kunst, Mozaïek met granaatappels en tulpen, Religie
- Auteur/ Illustrator
- Louis Douceur Reliure
- Heures royales, dédiées à la Dauphine, contenant les offices qui se disent à l'église
- Publicatiejaar oudste item
- Eerste druk
- Oorspronkelijke taal
- Aantal pagina‘s.
- 13×9 cm