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French Royal Armorial Binding. Etrennes aux Amateurs de la Vie. Louanges au Grand Architecte de l`

French Royal Armorial Binding. Etrennes aux Amateurs de la Vie. Louanges au Grand Architecte de l`Univers; l`Alpha et l`Omega de Tous les Estres.. Dediee a Philovite par Son Disciple et Ami Christophe Teduahe Apprentif de la Loge St. Jean l`an de la Vraie Lumiere 1788..., double-page folding engraved plate, laid down, lightly toned, some short tears at fold edges, slightly water-stained to lower margin, 37 x 49.5cm (14.5 x 19.5ins), bound with plates 1 and 3 (of 4) from Cabala Spiegel der Kunst und Natur: in Alchimia, by Steffan Michelspacher, 1615 or 1616 [see Ferguson I, pp.135-36], laid down, browned and edge-frayed (with slight loss to image), gilt Dutch floral endpapers, hinges split, early 18th century red morocco, rubbed, smooth spine divided by gilt volute tool between pairs of rules, compartments with fleur-de-lys tool, covers with gilt drawer handle roll, single fillet, and pelmet roll border, lavish volute, fleur-de-lys, and crown cornerpieces, royal arms of the Bourbon family in centre of covers, folio (33 x 25.5cm/13 x 10ins) A rare masonic engraving which we have been unable to trace. (1)

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Mallard House Broadway Lane, South Cerney Near Cirencester Gloucestershire GL7 5UQ United Kingdom
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