This is a two volume set, bound in fine cerise Morocco leather. The author is, Antoine Anselem, Abbe de Saint Cap de Gascogne. It was published in Paris in 1718, by Chez Pierre-Francois Giffart (rue St. Jacques).
Volume one has an engraved vignette and one decorated capital. Volume two has one engraved vignette and one decorated capital. These volumes would have at one time been a part of a very large religious set, separated into different subjects, printed in different years. The early date and the very expensive and fine eighteenth century French binding indicates that they were custom bound, probably for an ecclesiastical bibliotheque.
The bindings are of fine cerise Morocco "glace" leather. There is a triple gilt filet frame on all cover boards, with a gilt star at the angles. The spine is sumptuously gilt tooled. There are five raised bands along the spine forming compartments which are completely filled by leaves, stars and fleurons, The title and number plate are gilt tooled. The endpapers are marbled, the page edges are gilt. The board edges are gilt tooled as are the inner turn-ins.
The bindings each measure: (in-8) 8" x 5", 1 1/2" thick. The title is complete in the two volumes.
Item ID: LC57
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