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Title: Heures du Moyen Age .
Description: 16. Paris, Gruel-Engelmann , Rue Boissy d'Anglas 35, 1862, small in-4, 15,5 x 12 cm, all pages printed in chromolithography, frontispiece (a jewel with the initials MC) + title + cxcii pp + 20 nn pp (souvenirs de famille) . Binding; full red morocco, on the front cover inlaid in nielo the initials MC, two silver clasps with nielo IHS lettering, raised spine, signed ( Gruel ) at lower end of spine, all edges gilt and with fine floral blindtooling of the edges, double gilt fillets on the cover edges, paste downs in matching watery silk within an intricate gilt border, flyleaves doubled in matching watery silk, kept in a chemise and a matching slipcase in claret coloured cloth. A supurb Gruel binding in flawless condition around a neo gothic book of hours, all pages chromolithographed after mediaeval examples by the finest craftman of this period. .


Price: EUR 1200.00 = appr. US$ 1304.22 Seller: Antiquariaat Wim de Goeij
- Book number: 32849