[Lucien BONAPARTE]

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[Lucien BONAPARTE]
Collection of the most interesting prayers, dedicated to pious souls, with hymns and proses for use in Paris and Lyon. In Lyon, De l'Imprimerie de J.-L. Maillet, chez Ayné, 1804, in-18, engraved frontispiece, long-grained red morocco, smooth spine with a decoration of pampers with in the centre a cross in a rhombus on a riddled background, decoration of pampers framed with gilt fillets on the boards, monogram in the centre, gilt fillet on the edges, inner roulette, sky-blue tabi guard also with a gilt roulette, gilt edges (P. Lefebvre)
Wear on two corners. A precious copy with the figure of Lucien Bonaparte, bound by one of the masters of bookbinding under the Empire. Books from Lucien's library are of the greatest rarity. Ex-libris of Counts Venerosi Pesciolini (armorial stamp) and Michel Wittock. Collection Souham, pages 74-75. P. Culot, Bookbinders and decorated bindings in France..., 2000
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