Splendid Empire Binding

Recueil de Toutes Sortes de prieres qui renferment Les prieres du Soir et du matin, le moyen d’assiter devotement a la sainte messe, et quelque petite pratique pr la Confession et Comunion. France, c.1800. 8vo [158 x 95mm]. (2), 433, (2) pp. Manuscript on paper. Red morocco with gilt ornaments on covers and spine, gilt fore edges, gilt inner dentelles, gilt edges. With two large, elaborate floral silver clasps and eight silver-corners.

18th century French manuscript prayer book in a rare, splendid Empire morocco binding with very decorative silver ornaments. The inner side of the hasp is signed M.(A.?)M.. The silver smith is probably of German origin. A related binding, which was obviously made by the same artist, was auctioned in 2015 by Addison & Savora Auctioneers and was used for a German prayer book from 1769.

EUR 1450,-