This is an early and precious seventeenth century New Testament edition printed in Paris ("Excudebat Antonius Vitre, Regis, & Cleri Gallicani Typograhphus").
The sumptuous seventeenth century bindings are of rare black morocco with luxurious citron morocco inner-guards "doublures". The title and number plates on the spines are of red & tan morocco. The coverboards are highly ornamented by wide (3/4") gilt dentelle frames. The citron inner-guards are ornamented with smaller but intricate gilt dentelle frames. All the page edges are gilt.
The bindings are in very good condition. Each volume measures: 6" x 3/1/2".
The inner guards hold provenance of: L.H. Ruault du Plessis Vaidiere (ex-libris) and of H. Houyvet (ex-libris).
Item ID: LC31
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