In a Neo-Gothic Cathedral Binding by Simier

Les Saints Évangiles.

Paris: L. Curmer, 1836.

Price: $2,250.00

About the item

Engraved and hand-illuminated title, hand-illuminated head-piece and initial, 22 engraved plates, 2 engraved and hand-colored maps of the Holy Land. lxxx, [2], 263, [1]; [iv], 460 pp., text within engraved border. 2 vols. Tall 8vo. In a Neo-Gothic Cathedral Binding by Simier. Vellum blocked in gilt to a cathedral design, silver moiré endpapers, a.e.g., by Simier, small split at bottom of vol. II front joint, else fine, in a custom slipcase. Vicaire III, pp. 616-7; Ramsden, French Bookbinders, p. 190.

Item #257862

An elegant cathedral binding, signed on the spine “Simier. R. du Roi” — both René (1772-1843) and his son Alphonse (1796-1859) worked together at their workshop at rue St. Honoré 152.