L'Office de la Semaine-Sainte, a L'Usage de la Maison du Roy. Conformément aux Breviaires & Messels Romaine & Parisien. En Latin & en François. Avec l'explication de Cérémonies de l'Englise, et des Instructions, Prieres, et courtes Réflexions sur le Mysté
by [Louis XV]
Paris: Jacques-François Collombat, 1748 Illustrated with an engraved title page and frontispiece. Extra illustrated with engraved plates by Jean-Baptiste Scotin after Antoine Humblot. First edition. Contemporary French red morocco gilt armorial binding, rounded spine with five raised bands, spine compartments with fleur-de-lis decorations, boards edged with an alternating fleur-de-lys/palm leaf scroll, coat of arms of Louis XV of France, gilt turn-ins, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Very good, with early internal repair and contemporary endpapers, with some wear and light toning to the board edges, engraved bookplate to the front pastedown, light soiling to the endpapers, former owner's embossed stamp to the verso of the frontispiece, shallow loss to the fore edge of page 95/96, a few faint spots to the otherwise bright and clean pages. This edition of Semaine Sainte is dedicated to King Louis XV of France and its binding bears his coat of arms. It features three fleur-de-lis at its center; the fleur-de-lys has long been a symbol of the French kings. Published with French and Latin text for use in Paris and Rome, Office de la Semaine Sainte is a liturgical text for use during the Christian celebration of Holy Week. In addition to the religious texts, Semaine Sainte includes instructions for personal prayer and reflection. Although this text is likely the collaborative work of several Catholic authorities, this edition of Semaine Sainte is credited to the Abbot of Bellegarde.. Illus. by Scotin, Jean-Baptiste; Humblot, Antoine. Hard Cover. Very Good.
(Inventory #: LXV002)
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