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Lot 2005: BINDING—ARMORIAL.

Fine Books & Manuscripts

by Bonhams

October 10, 2012

San Francisco, CA, USA

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Description: BERTHIER, GUILLAUME FRANCOIS. 1704-1782. Les Pseaumes traduits en Francois, avec des reflexions. Paris: Merigot le jeune, 1788.
5 volumes. 8vo (169 x 95 mm). [4], lx, 520; [2], 498; [2], 532; [2], 599; [4], 715 pp. Half titles in vols 1 & 5. Frontispiece portrait in vol 1, title vignettes, woodcut headpieces. Period crushed crimson morocco, spines ruled and elaborately decorated in gilt, morocco labels in two panels stamped in gilt, edges gilt, covers centered with gilt coat of arms, gilt turn-ins. Some minor shelfwear, spines rubbed in a few spots.

The Psalms with Pere Berthier's commentary, in the armorial binding of Chrétien François II de Lamoignon (1735-1789), President of Parliament of Paris, Keeper of the Seals of France and Chavalier of the Order of the Holy Spirit. See lot 1 for another book from the Lamoignon Library. Guigard p 281.

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