Item #17163 Livre d' Heures. L. Rousseau.
Livre d' Heures.
Livre d' Heures.
Livre d' Heures.

Livre d' Heures.

Paris: Buesse-Lebel-et Massin, 1889. 5 1/4 x 7. 72 pages + 4 pages for family memoirs (not used). The prayers are followed by the marriage ceremony of Charles Lattemand and Charlotte Capitain on 19 September 1892. Miniatures & borders on each page are designed by Madame Rousseau. They are handpainted in pastel colors and illuminated in silver & gold. Bound by Gruel & Engelmann in chestnut morocco with chased metal clasps & monogram on cover. Silk moiré endpapers, wide turn-ins gilt, all edges gilt and gauffered. In its original hinged full leather box lined with padded satin. The binding is signed at spine foot and on the printed ribbon marker. An exceptional copy, apparently unused since the happy couple's wedding day. Item #17163

An exquisite, unique book. The painting and illuminating is finely done. Madame Rousseau identifies the sources for her designs. Most are from 14th and 15th century books of hours, Heures du Roi René, Charles VI Archive, Philippe le Bel. But among the flora & fauna, symbols & escutcheons, castles, seahorses and winged dragons, there's some Arabe, Greco-Roman, and Indian design.

Price: $3,500.00

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