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Auction: Auction 07.06.2000
was auctioned on: 7 June 2000
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MARIE-ANTOINETTE, Queen of France (1755-1793)-- L'Office de la semaine sainte, à l'usage de la maison du roi , in Latin and French, edited by the Abbot of Bellegarde. Paris: Jean-Thomas Hérissant père , 1772. 12° (166 x 98mm). Title with woodcut roya...

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Estimate: £3,000 - £5,000
ca. US$4,525 - US$7,541
Price realised:  £9,988
ca. US$15,065
Lot number 119, Views: 75

MARIE-ANTOINETTE, Queen of France (1755-1793)-- L'Office de la semaine sainte, à l'usage de la maison du roi , in Latin and French, edited by the Abbot of Bellegarde. Paris: Jean-Thomas-Hérissant père , 1772. 12° (166 x 98mm). Title with woodcut royal device, woodcut head- and tailpieces and initial. (Variable light spotting and browning, small hole affecting text on S10.) Contemporary citron morocco, triple gilt fillet border on covers surrounding the ARMS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE as Queen of France [Olivier 2508 ( fer 4, medium size, 57 x 45mm)], gilt spine compartments with floral tools, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed, skilful repairs to corners and head and tail of spine), modern box. Provenance : Marie-Antoinette (binding); Mary Anna Marten (bookplate). Officium parvum B. Mariæ Virginis, ad usum ordinis Cisterciensis . Paris: Michael Lambert, 1771. 12° (129 x 81mm). Title with woodcut ornament, woodcut head- and tailpieces. (Occasional light spotting or ink-marking, light marginal dampstaining.) Contemporary crushed red morocco, triple gilt fillet borders on covers surrounding the ARMS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE as Queen of France [cf. Olivier 2508 ( fer 6), which is of similar design, but larger than the present example], floral gilt spine, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed, short split on upper joint), modern box. Provenance : Marie-Antoinette (arms); Mary Anna Marten (bookplate). RACINE, Jean Baptiste. Les Plaideurs . Paris: La Petite Bibliothèque des Théatres, 1786. [ Bound with: ] Edme. BOURSAULT. Ésope à la cour . Paris: La Petite Bibliothèque des Théatres, 1786. 2 works in one volume, 12° (126 x 78mm). Contemporary red morocco, triple gilt fillet border on covers surrounding the SUPRALIBROS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE as Queen of France [Olivier 2508 ( fer 11)], floral gilt spine with leather lettering-pieces, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed, unobtrusive small worm hole on spine), morocco gilt box by Rivière & Son. Provenance : Marie-Antoinette (arms); 'Ce livre appartient a Alexandrine Lafontaine au port a l'anglais Comm ... de Vitry prés paris en 1815' (inscription on flyleaf); Jules Bizouard (bookplate and booklabel); Henry Gerard Sturt, first Baron Alington (1825-1904, bookplate); Mary Anna Marten (bookplate). PELLOUTIER, Simon. Histoire des Celtes... nouvelle édition , edited by M. de Chiniac. Paris: Quillau, 1770. Volume III only (of 8), 12° (167 x 93mm). Title with woodcut royal device, woodcut head- and tailpieces. Contemporary red morocco, covers with triple gilt fillet borders and floral corner-pieces surrounding the ARMS OF MARIE-ANTOINETTE as Dauphine [Olivier 2529 ( fer 8)], floral gilt spine with leather lettering-pieces, gilt turn-ins, gilt edges (extremities lightly rubbed, skilfully recornered), modern box. Provenance : Marie-Antoinette (binding); Mary Anna Marten (bookplate). (4)

Informations about the auction
Auction house: Christie's
Title: Auction 07.06.2000
Date of the auction: 7 Jun 2000
Address: Christie's
London, King Street