London, South Kensington
1 June 2009
BINDING-- L'Office de la Semaine Sainte. En Latin et en François, a l'usage de Rome et de Paris. Paris: Guillaume Desprez, 1756. 8° (162 x 98mm). (Light spotting, minor paper flaw affecting a few letters on leaf aa8 and neat tear on leaf gg11.) Contemporary red morocco gilt with arms of Marie-Adélaïde [Olivier 2514, fer 2] (rubbed, corner bumped). Provenance: FROM THE LIBRARY OF MARIE-ADéLAïDE (1732-1800), 4th daughter of Louis XV -- [Thore Virgin -- Rolf Wistrand].
Jesus-Christ. Poeme. [N.d.]: 1679. [Bound with:] Maximes Chretiennes. [N.d.]: 1679. [And] Prieres Chretiennes. [N.d.]: 1679. 3 works in one, 12° (134 x 80mm). (?lacking B1 in first work, light dampstaining.) Contemporary dark brown morocco gilt, monogram of marquise de Montespan [Olivier 720, fer not described] at centre and corners, gilt edges (short splits at head of spine). Provenance: Françoise Athenais de Rochechouart, marquise de Montespan (1641-1707; binding) -- Perigueux, monastery of the Order of the Visitation of St. Mary (inscription) -- Thore Virgin (1911 inscription, bookplate; Bib. Quarsforniana, 1947, no. 243) -- [Rolf Wistrand]. (2)
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