Lovely old French prayer book, "Petit Paroissen, Receuil de Pieux exercices, published by Kevelaer, Butzon & Bercker, Imprimatur Mechliniae Augusti 1848, P. Corten, vic. gen; black celluloid or similar carved or embossed front and back with beautiful cross on both and ornate floral corners, leather spine, brass clasp, gold tinted outer page edges, miniature book, measuring 3 & 3/8" tall by 2 & 1/4" wide and 3/4" thick in good condition, some age wear as expected, binding secure, pages free from any writing or markings,some age stains here and there, few tiny bites out of page edges, in much nicer condition than we usually find these small prayer books. Title Petit Paroissen is on the leather spine in muted gold gilt. The lovely embossed designs on the covers are twice as lovely as the photos. Lovely guardian angel etching or engraving across from the title page with original tissue and old green marker ribbon still present as well.
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