[Gun cocks] The Office of Holy Week in Latin and French for the use of Rome and Paris. Printed by order of Madame. In Paris, by Guillaume Desprez, 1758. In-12, 723 p.,  f. (approval), period red morocco, spine with 5 ribs, title, gilt, boxes decorated with fleurs-de-lys in central fleurons and at the corners, flats framed by a triple net, with fleurs-de-lys at the corners and coat of arms in the center, all gilt, gilt roulette at the edges of the counterflats, gilt edges (rubbing, a blunt corner, notebooks a little out of order; freckles, traces of use).
Beautiful copy with the arms of Madame Adélaïde de France (1732-1800), fourth daughter and sixth child of Louis XV and Marie Leczinska, one of the most famous bibliophile women in France. The volumes that belonged to Mesdames de France, daughters of Louis XV and Marie Leczinska, can only be distinguished by the colour of the morocco on which their arms are stamped. Madame Adélaïde used to have her own in red morocco, Madame Victoire in green morocco, and Madame Sophie in lemon morocco. Madame Adélaïde's library, much larger than that of her sisters, consisted of more than 10,000 volumes and was sold at auction during the Revolution. (OHR 2514).
Vignette with the royal arms engraved on wood with the title, coloured.
Provenance: Green de Saint Marsault (handwritten ex-libris dated 1777 with the title); Marie Catherine Schim née Narbonne (?), with the motto "Mal in ferit" (ex-libris ms. on another strikethrough, on a guard); Rousseau (ex-libris ms.).
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