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Les Evangiles De Notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ

Translated by Le Maistre De Sacy

1837 - Paris - J. J. Dubochet

10.5" x 7"; [1-9] 10-719

 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

A handsome first edition thus of De Sacy's French translation of the gospels, beautifully illustrated by Theophile Fragonard.

 

Fragonard has drawn intricate borders for every page of the book, alongside a frontispiece showing Jesus and an attractive coloured title page.

 

Isaac Louis Le Maistre De Sacy was confessor to the nuns of Port Royal, in Jamaica, in the 17th century. His translation of the bible was widely esteemed, and later used by the British & Foreign Bible Society. This copy contains an insert which quotes the memoirs of an inhabitant of Port Royal, which gives biographical information on De Sacy as well as notes on the text.

 

This was the personal copy of the Rev. E. H. Bates, whose signature is found to one of the front blanks, dated 1891.

 

 

CONDITION

In full calf with gilt detailing and foredge. Externally very smart, with minor rubbing to the extremities of the boards and to the head and tail of the spine. There is some additional shelfware to the top right of the front board, where the leather is a little frayed. Internally there is some spotting to the first and last few pages as usual, but otherwise generally clean and bright throughout. With an ink signature to one of the front blanks, dated 1891. Firmly bound. Overall: VERY GOOD


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