4 June 2008
BREVIARY, use of Paris: Breviarium Parisiense. Paris: Booksellers of Paris, 1767.
4 volumes, 8° (171 x 98mm). Engraved frontispiece in each volume, woodcut armorial title device, head- and tailpieces. Uniformly bound in contemporary French morocco variously coloured for the seasons in red (spring), green (summer), citron (autumn), olive (winter), sides gilt-ruled with corner fleurons, flat spines gilt with contrasting labels, silk endpapers in blue, yellow, green or pink, gilt edges, each volume signed 'relier par la V.E Le Monnier Place Sorbonne' on lower front turn-in (light rubbing at extremities, slight mottling on spring volume). Provenance: Guion (flyleaf inscription washed from two volumes) -- Mortimer L. Schiff (booklabel; sale Sotheby's, 23 March 1938, lot 36).
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