Title: Prieres pendant la Messe, 1903. Modern Illuminated Manuscript
Author: Produced for Henry Pahud
Publisher: Produced in Lyon
Condition: Very Good
An early 20th century anonymous illuminated manuscript, containing Prayers during Mass, and produced for the commissioner’s grandson Henry Pahud, in memory of his first communion, and made in Lyon.
There are three illuminated titles, and based on the third title, it appears the manuscript was meant to be longer but was left unfinished due to the passing of the family’s mother.
There is one full page painted miniature at the beginning, with Jesus and another figure. The text is written and illuminated in the reminiscent manner of medieval manuscripts, with 11 large initials and numerous smaller ones, as well as multicolored filler lines. Each page has its own unique hand painted and decorated border, with 11 unique figures to the border and to the last page, with strange creatures, dragons, angels, and more.
This illuminated manuscript has been finely bound in full marbled calf, with gilt to the binding, and a red title piece to the spine. There are also fine inner dentelles. The binder signature for a J. Kaufmann is present.
One finely bound manuscript in 32mo, 36 illuminated pages, 10 blank leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with very little rubbing or wear to the binding, and only notable a small nick to the rear board. There is very little foxing or staining throughout, and some toning to the borders of the pages.