Two (2) religious texts, including hymnal with illuminated pages. 1st item: L'OFFICE DE LA SEMAINE-SAINTE, New Edition, Latin and French text, published by La Compagnie des Libraires, Paris, 1723. Octavo, 608 gilt edged pages with illustrations to title page and capital letters, rebound in full red morocco 'plaque' binding in the style of Antoine Michel Padeloup, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs to spine, inner leather doublures and marbled endpapers, green ribbon bookmark. 8 7/8" H x6" W x 2 1/4" D. First quarter 18th century.2nd item: Partial 32mo Latin hymnal, handwritten musical staves on vellum with embellished capital letters. Two additional pages attached to back, brown leather spine and back cover with blindstamping, five raised hubs to spine, two partial metal lock mechanisms to back cover. 5 1/2" H x 4 1/4" W x 2 1/2" D. Circa 16th century. CONDITION: 1st item: Covers with wear, scuffs, cracking to spine, corners bumped. Toning, foxing spots to pages. Ink inscription from previous owner to front endpaper. 2nd item: Does not include front cover,remaining spine and back cover in worn condition with areas of loss, largest 3/4" x 1/4", areas of possible insect damage. Pages with toning, foxing spots, areas of dampstaining, wrinkling, area of burn damage, etc. to be expected from age.
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