Bibles & Theology
Folio in eights, 320 x 200 mm., ,392,,, woodcut initials, 17th century ownership inscription, underlinings and occasional marginalia in ink, title dust-soiled and browned at edges with some chipping and one corner clipped, scattered staining heavy in places, a few worm holes and tracks with minor loss to text in a few places, rebound in modern calf-backed marbled boards.£450
Folio; title printed in red & black with large woodcut device, woodcut initials and decorations, later bookplate mounted on verso of title, light dust-soiling to title, but overall internally in very good order, bound in antique style full modern calf, a handsome copy.£300
PICART, Bernard (artist).Histoire générale des cérémonies, moeurs, et coutumes religieuses de tous les Peuples du Monde.
7 vols, folio (27 x 40 cm). Engraved frontispiece complete with 232 engraved plates including 32 folding, and 95 engravings in text, including head and tail pieces by Gravelot, titles printed in red and black with a repeated engraved vignette by Cochin; outer margin of 3 leaves in vol. 2 sometime reinforced. Contemporary calf, spines with raised bands gilt in compartments, red and orange morocco labels lettered in gilt, marbled endpapers, red egdes; neat restoration to joints and head and foot of spines.£7,500
3 vols., tall 8vo., some slight spotting and browning, contemporary dark blue straight grained morocco decorated in the Romantic style, border formed of numerous gilt fillets, further gilt fillet enclosing central panel decorated with central Oriental style decoration in gilt, with red onlays in the form of a cross repeated on both sides, corners with Oriental motives with sienna onlays, spines flat and ornately gilt to a intricate floral design with tiny flowers in red, green and sienna onlays, this within triple gilt fillets, g.e., gilt dentelles, endpapers in simulated watered-silt, by Duplanyl.£3,000