Eucologe ou Livre d’ Église a l’ Usage de Paris, contenant l’ Office de Tous les Dimanches et Fêtes de l’ Année. Nouvelle Édition.



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(10) 818 p. H. 15 x W. 8,5 x D. 4 cm. Finely bound in highly elaborate paneled plum morocco gilt by Corfmat incorporating red, tan, and green morocco onlays and monogram [?]”C.B.” stamped on covers, “Rel. Par. Corfmat” stamped in gilt on spine, doublures, red watered silk endpapers, gilt edges (upper inner hinges split, but silk cords holding, joints a little rubbed, minor old repairs at the head of spine). Provenance: old illegible inscription on front free endpaper. The British Library contains 7 bindings by Corfmat which are part of the Charles Ramsden Collection of Signed Bindings. They appear in the catalogue with the following note: “According to the directories, J. Corfmat first appears at [Rue] St. Jacques 110 in 1840 where he continued till 1843. His favourite decoration is à la rocaille. Further, there is a number of other binders of the same name and approximate period, which it is difficult to place exactly. Thus there is a second Corfmat in the 1842 Almanach at Galande 37; an E. Corfmat Jeune at St. Sévérin 16 in 1847- 1849 and yet another at Zacharie 9 in 1849 (P. Culot, Relieurs et Reliures, 1995 p. 486; J. Fléty, Dictionnaire des Reliures Francais, p. 47 (Corfmat); C. Ramsden, French Bookbinders, p. 57, 226)” (B.L.).