Handsome manuscript rendition of the Proper for the festival of St. Eustachius or Eustace ? who converted after seeing a vision of the crucifix between a stag's antlers, and was eventually roasted alive along with his family ? and his companion martyrs. Possibly commissioned for the Church of St. Eustache in Paris, this manuscript offers => French and Latin parallel texts nicely accomplished in double columns of neat text in brown with => red and blue accents, ruled in blue and red with some inked flourishes; one column (along with a scattered handful of words elsewhere) is done in oblique script, while all others are upright roman. 8vo (17.6 cm, 6.9"). 70 pp. Contemporary mottled sheep, spine compartments with gilt-stamped floral decorations; binding scuffed with small areas of insect damage, spine with label now absent and leather lost at foot. Preliminary leaves with pinhole worming; pages slightly age-toned, with scattered mild spotting and some small smudges to letters and lines. All edges red. => AN ENGAGING THING. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Manuscript on paper, in French. "Office de ...
Publication Date: 1759
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