ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT. IMPRIMERIE MOTTEROZ. ~ Livre d'Heures, Edite et Illustre par Mlle A. Rabeau.
112 pages of well executed hand-illumination given as a gift for the wedding in Tours Cathedral of Lucile and Raymond Nicot in 1909. The book was sold with the text and borders of each page printed. Subsequently the basic pages were all illuminated in colours and gold by the owners of the book. In this case, probably by Eugenie Nicot who was given the book by her mother in 1900. Two inscriptions at the end passes the book down the family in 1912 and 1946. 8vo., in a chestnut brown morocco Jansenist binding with elaborate watered silk endpapers and delicately decorated doublures with flowers of gilt and onlaid green and red morocco with gilt corners, elaborately gauffered gilt edges. An exquisite object.