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[ALMANACK].

Calendrier Belgique

pour l'Annee bissextile M.D.CC.XCII.

Stock Code
76498
Gand [Ghent], A. Colier, 1791
£850

A finely-bound example of this useful guide to daily life in 1791, including transports between Belgium, France, Germany and the Netherlands, genealogical information on the ruling & aristocratic families of Belgium and European countries, and the names of important doctors, magistrates and judges.

The exceptional binding is delightfully enhanced by the inset vanity mirror and mother-of-pearl inlays.

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Description

12mo., title within woodcut border, first section interleaved with contemporary blank leaves (ýas issued, for notes &c.), contemporary silk endpapers with contemporary vanity mirror within metal frame inset to front pastedown, text-block cleanly separated from binding, contemporary silk binding with elaborate silk brocade decorations and inlaid mother-of-pearl oval centrepiece to each cover, superficial loss to silk at spine and a few other places, but overall a very good example, gilt edges.

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