27 - 28 June 2006
[MINIATURE BOOK.] Sieben Gebeter einer Schwangern Frauen um glückliche Entbindung. Parma: [Bodoni] Königlichen Hof Buckdructrey, 1772.
16o (159 x 99 mm sheet; 85 x 52 mm text). Text printed within typographic border. Contemporary boards, morocco lettering piece on spine. Provenance: purchased from Emil Offenbacher, 1957.
A very finely printed miniature book, published by order of the Infanta of Parma, in original boards on Dutch laid paper with very wide margins. The text block height is nearly half that of the height of the sheet. The text prints prayers for pregnant women in German and French. Brooks L18.
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