Title: Books of Hours, 17th Century
An unknown dual language 17th century Book of Hours, printed in black and red and illustrated with woodcuts. There are some half page woodcuts throughout, as well as some quarter page woodcuts.
This Book of Hours starts at the February page of the calendar, followed by the Gospels and Hours, in French and Latin.
The binding is by an A. Bret, in full brown leather, decorative tooling at the corners of the covers, and beautiful marbled endpapers with inner dentelles. There is a bookplate for a Maurice Bauchond-Deswarte.
One finely bound volume in 12mo, (12 of 44)+416+142 of 158 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in good shape, with minor rubbing and stress to the hinges. If the number of blank bound pages is to be believed, there are 32 pages lacking from the start including the title page, with the Book of Hours starting on the February page of the calendar. There are 16 pages lacking at the end. There is minor foxing and staining throughout, with doodling on several pages.