Title: Office De La Confrérie Royale Du Saint Esprit Érigée Dans L'Église des Religieux Pénitens du Tiers-Ordre de saint François, au Couvent de Courbevoye, avec les Priéres pendant la sainte Messe, 1763. Arms of Maria Theresa of Savoy, Countess of Artois
Author: Confrérie Royale du Saint Esprit
Publisher: A Paris, Imp. de P.G. Le Mercier
An extremely scarce mid 18th century edition of the Office Of The Royal Brotherhood Of The Holy Spirit Erected In The Church Of The Penitent Religious Of The Third Order Of Saint Francis, At The Convent Of Courbevoye, With Prayers During Holy Mass. There are several full-page engravings.
The Confrérie du Saint-Esprit, also known as the Brotherhood of the Holy Spirit was created prior to the year 1189 by Guy de Montpellier, founders of the Knights Hospitaller. The aim was to bring together all those wishing to help the poor, the sick and orphans.
This copy is present in a finely bound morocco armorial binding with gilt tooling, and bearing the arms of arms of Maria Theresa of Savoy, countess of Artois, and wife to the future King Charles X.
Worldcat records two existing copies of this edition in libraries.
One finely bound volume in 24mo, (34)+266+(6) pages
This volume is in fair shape, with heavy rubbing and wear to the binding, and the spine having sunk in. The front board is split, and only holding on due to the inner joints. There is foxing and staining throughout.