Livre d’or des Ames Pieuses (The Golden Book of Pious Souls) ou cinq livres en un seul (or five books in one) by M. l’abbe J. R. Desbos, Cure de Pont-Fromentiere (diocese de Viviers). Editors: Roger et Chernoviz. 1911.
Gorgeous wine-colored, polished calf leather with gold stamped title on spine and decoration on front cover of a cross and corners decorated with gold lines. Endpapers are gold, cream and green in a William Morris design and the edges are gold stamped on leather in the same design. Frontis. Is an etching of the Virgin and Child with tissue guard. All edges gilt with a red underlay which produces a deep rich polished gold. 1152 pages.
Condition: (as per AB Bookman’s rating) FINE ++. Faint scuff to bottom of spine and a tiny nick in the leather of the top front corner. A few, almost invisible black dots on the leather of the front cover which may be peculiar to the leather and not a defect. 2” split in the paper between front free endpaper. And blank page. Otherwise, As New!
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If you love books, this one is a pleasure just to handle and look at! An added bonus to be able to own it and put it on your shelves!
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