Title: Vie de Saint Denis, premier eveque de Paris, et de Sainte Genevieve, patronne de Paris, 1855
Author: Gilbert-Félix de Grandmaison-y-Bruno
Publisher: Paris, Jacques Lecoffre
Condition: Very Good
An unusually scarce mid 19th century edition on the life of Saint Denis, first bishop of Paris, and of Saint Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris in the Roman Catholic and Eastern Orthodox traditions. Her feast day is kept on 3 January. When the Germanic king Childeric I besieged the city in 464, she acted as an intermediary between the city and its besiegers, collecting food and convincing Childeric to release his prisoners.
Worldcat records only two existing copies of this edition in libraries.
This edition is bound in a decorated and ornate cartonnage binding of the period, with green against golden gilt.
One finely decorated cartonnage volume in 12mo, 285 pages
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with minor rubbing and wear to the boards. The secondary title page is torn. There is little to no foxing or staining throughout.