Title: La Sainte Messe, 1891. Illuminated Prayer Book Printed On Vellum
Publisher: Bouasse Lebel de Fils, Paris
Condition: Very Good
A late 19th century edition of the Bouasse Lebel de Fils edition of the The Holy Mass, along with the Wedding Mass, beautifully illuminated and uniquely printed on vellum.
This small prayer book begins with a brightly illuminated and colorful illustration of the Virgin Mary and Infant Jesus. The rest of this prayer book is abundantly illuminated throughout, with profuse gilt and a cavalcade of various colors and illustrations to the borders, with a different illuminated border to each page. There are hundreds of illuminated initials.
This volume has been extravagantly bound in gilt tooled red morroco by the Gruel Bindery, with the owners monogram to the front endpaper.
One volume in agenda octavo (17.8 x 9.2 cm), 25 leaves
This volume is in very good shape, with minimal rubbing to the binding. There is virtually no foxing or staining throughout.