Title: Exercice du Chretien [early 18th century ...
Publisher: Carouge, Paris.
Publication Date: 1737
Book Condition: Very Good
187, printed pages (pages evenly toned; final leaf loose and type close to the gutter offset onto verso of rear free endpaper). Marbled endpapers. 26 x 38 mm. Contemporary brown calf (slightly rubbed and hinges cracked, but firm). Spine with four raised bands (slightly worn at head). Boards blind stamped with corner and centre-pieces and with single fillet borders. Complete with contemporary calf-covered, card slipcase, lined with marbled paper and with blind decoration to match the boards (upper section slightly damaged with tiny corner section of leather rubbed away). Earliest recorded edition of this title in miniature was 45 years earlier, in 1692. Gumuchian, 4077. Houghton, 253. Welsh, 2745. WorldCat locates just three copies world wide (Biliotheque Nationale de Paris, Indiana and Virginia Universities). Delightful and desirable 283 year-old devotional miniature book in contemporary binding and slipcase. Seller Inventory # 5239