144
144

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Thomas a Kempis
L'IMITATION DE JÉSUS-CHRIST. TEXTE LATIN SUIVI DE LA TRADUCTION DE P. CORNEILLE. PARIS: IMPRIMERIE IMPÉRIALE, 1855
Estimation
5 0007 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT
144

PROPERTY FROM A EUROPEAN PRIVATE COLLECTION

Thomas a Kempis
L'IMITATION DE JÉSUS-CHRIST. TEXTE LATIN SUIVI DE LA TRADUCTION DE P. CORNEILLE. PARIS: IMPRIMERIE IMPÉRIALE, 1855
Estimation
5 0007 000
ACCÉDER AU LOT

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Thomas a Kempis
L'IMITATION DE JÉSUS-CHRIST. TEXTE LATIN SUIVI DE LA TRADUCTION DE P. CORNEILLE. PARIS: IMPRIMERIE IMPÉRIALE, 1855
folio (445 x 302mm.), limited edition of 103 copies, copy number 9 presented by the French Emperor to King Pedro V of Portugal, Latin text with chromolithographed decoration heightened with gold, in the style of fifteenth-century Italian manuscript decoration with illuminated initials and marginal decoration, French text with 4 lithographed plates and black-and-white decoration, contemporary green morocco elaborately gilt with azured arabesque decoration, central circular brass panel on each cover with Napoleonic arms in relief in metal, spine gilt in compartments, pink watered silk endleaves with the arms of Portugal stamped inside each cover, gilt edges, occasional light foxing, spine chipped at foot, binding slightly rubbed and stained, upper joint repaired at head and foot
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Provenance

King Pedro of Portugal (ruled 1853-1861); crowned monogram DC on title-page; King Manuel II of Portugal (1889-1932), armorial bookplate

Bibliographie

Vicaire II, 1017 (giving a long description of the production of this book)

Description

A magnificent production from the French imperial printers, produced for the 1855 Exhibition.

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