Paris: Gruel & Engelmann, 1858. 4 1/2 x 6. 704 pages, each within an historiated border engraved by Touillot. Finely bound by Gruel, with a miniscule gilt stamp at spine base and, in an unusual feature, woven into the ribbon book mark. Full wine morocco stamped with a floral boarder, knotted border, and central panel of vines; the plain spine has 5 raised bands; fore edges were marbled, then all edges gilt; board edges & turn-ins gilt; black endpapers are printed all over in gold; closed with two metal clasps. Tiniest bit of wear. A beautiful neoGothic prayer book. Item #15630
The borders are modeled on 15th c. printed books.