Paris: A. Sauton, 1879. First Edition. Hardcover. Full burgundy morocco over boards, armorial decorations and triple line borders worked in gilt onto upper and lower boards, titles and elaborate decoration in gilt to six compartment spine, gilt dentelles turn-ins, silk doblures and flyleaves, 8vo (8-5/16 inches tall), pp. 356, all edges marbled with heavy gilt over, silk place-mark. Text en francais, binding signed "A. SAUTON" at foot of front paste-down. Volume with slightest bumps and scuffs and a pencil erasure at top of title page, ex-library of the Pontificio Collegio Canadese, with their "annullato" stamp to half-title and title page, else Near Fine, spotless and unmarked. Good. Item #1162
An opulent ecclesiastical binding and an exquisite example of the Victorian era's binders art.
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