[Binding]. L'office de la quinzaine de Pasque, latin-françois, a l'usage de Rome & de Paris.

Paris, Libraires associés, 1739.

8vo. XXXVI, 631 pp., final blank page. With woodcut arms to title-page. Contemporary full red morocco with giltstamped arms and borders to covers, gilt spine and spine-title. Leading edges gilt, gilt inner dentelle. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt.


Sumptuously bound Easter liturgy from the library of Françoise Marie de Bourbon (1677-1749), the youngest legitimised daughter of Louis XIV of France, and widow of Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, with her arms to both covers. The central coat of arms is set within elaborate borders of various rolls, including delicate garlands, as well as lovely flower-head and flower-and-stem corner-pieces. The giltstamped spine features six compartments, one captioned "Semaine Sainte", the remaining five each showing a decorative central floral tool within a border of small foliage tools. The gilt edges add to the tome's stark appeal.

Hinges slightly starting; corners of upper cover lightly bumped; faint scratch mark to lower cover. Top edge somewhat oxydized. Paper occasionally spotted. Bookplates of J. M. Henry as well as the bibliophile Mary Augusta Elton (1863-1909) to front pastedown. Handwritten pencil ownership of Elton's husband, the antiquarian Charles Isaac Elton (1839-1900), to second flyleaf. Brief catalogue description mounted to verso of first flyleaf, erroneously attributing the arms to Marie Louise de Bourbon-Penthièvre (1753-1821). Contemporary note in ink to second flyleaf, ascribing the book to the usage of Françoise Marie: "a l'usage da la f[il]l[e] l[égi]t[imée] françois". Occasional contemporary ink deletions (pp. 295, 400), as well as some pencil notes, the latter likely by Charles Elton.

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