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JOINVILLE, Jean, sieur de (c. 1224-1317). Credo. [Edited by Ambroise Firmin-Didot (1790-1876).] Paris: Firmin Didot frères for the Société des Bibliophiles Français, 1837.
4o (210 x 175 mm). Collation: \kp\K2, 1-92. PRINTED ON VELLUM. (Final bifolium detached.) Interleaved with tissue paper. Contemporary mauve wrappers (spine torn). Provenance: Madame la Maréchale de Raguse (copy no 8, printed ad personam).
EXTREMELY RARE VELLUM ISSUE of the Mélanges published by the Society of French Bibliophiles. The title-page is a particularly fine design by Didot. The text is a Christian meditation by the author of Histoire de Saint Louis.
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