Speculum Poenitentiae, in quo, ad peccatores convertendos, praecipui tam veteris quam novi Testamenti poenitentes per tabulas exhibentur […].



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SKU: 12464 SILVER BINDING | Godeau, Antoine Categories: , , Tag:

Very finely worked, French binding in the style of the Régence. The scene on the front cover with master’s mark “T.G. under lily” and (probably) hallmarks. According to the assessment of a silver expert they point to France and date to the time before the Revolution of 1789. The binding of impeccable condition. With a copper engraved frontispiece and 20 copper plates. 9 fol., 390 pp. (incomplete, end missing). Ornamentally pierced, finely gauffered, and embossed silver binding over red velvet. Front and back cover with central biblical scenes: “Finding of the Moses Boy” and “Moses and Aaron as Warriors”, in the background the “Dance around the Golden Calf”. Back with three putti as allegories for faith, love, and hope. Rocailles, ribbon work, and rich floral and figural decoration surround the motifs. Two openwork cast clasps. H. 14.4 x W. 8 x D. 3.3 cm.