Colorful, oversized deluxe edition: The life of Jesus, adapted from Father de Ligny's Histoire de la vie de Notre Seigneur J?sus-Christ. The text is printed inside decorative borders and illustrated with => 16 neoclassical stipple-engraved plates done by Bouchard, Henri, Tassaer, Mademoiselle Louvier, Forget, Choubard, and unattributed hands after designs by Duvivier and others. This is the third printing thus, following the first of 1841. Provenance: Inked inscription reading "Souvenir de Madame de Lagarde ? Madame Dellac [/] Priez pour elle," dated 1855. Binding: Percaline mosa?qu?e binding of publisher's violet cloth, covers framed in blind, front cover with gilt-stamped Last Supper vignette surrounded by smaller vignettes and decorations stamped in gilt, white, green, red, and pink; back cover with elaborate IHS display stamped in gilt, green, blue, red, and white; spine gilt extra and stamped in red and green. All edges gilt. Folio (38.5 cm). ix, , 152, 22,  pp.; 16 plts. Binding as above, spine and edges of front cover somewhat sunned, front cover with a few small spots of discoloration, extremities rubbed, "presence" very nice. Hinges (inside) tender, requiring some caution (not unexpected in a volume of this size).; one plate separated, one starting to separate. Intermittent faint foxing only; in fact, a sumptuous and pleasing presentation, with an intriguing inscription, in a copy that can be called not only "clean" but "bright.". Bookseller Inventory #
Title: Vie de N.S. J?sus-Christ tir?e des quatre ?...
Publisher: Librairie des Bons Livres
Publication Date: 1852
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