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Lot 1014: BOOK OF HOURS -- HEURES ROYALES, dédiées a la Reine; contenant les Offices

Old and Rare Books , Prints, Art & Architecture

by Burgersdijk & Niermans

November 16, 2016

2311 RW Leiden, Netherlands

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Description: BOOK OF HOURS -- HEURES ROYALES, dédiées a la Reine; contenant les Offices qui se disent à l'Eglise pendant l'année, En Latin & en François, a l'usage de Rome; (…). Paris, L.-G. de Hansy l'ainé, 1774. (16), 563 pp. W. engr. front. depicting Marie Antoinette, woodcut vignette on title. 12°. Superb cont. full red pol. cf., spine and covers elaborately tooled in gilt, e.g. Upper cover w. gilt monogrammes 'M.E.W.'and 'I.F.' In superbly fitting slipcase in green and gilt tooled polished cf. (Quire c sprung, some annots. & bible verses in ink on endpapers). Book of hours dedicated to Marie Antoinette who became Queen of France and Navarra on May 10th 1774. Unidentified binding, but without doubt from a proficient Parisian bindery.
Estimated Price: € 150

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