1837 Adolph Fries - Neo Gothic LARGE FOLIO Lyrical Soul SUPERB hand illumination - Book, Religious art


FRIES, Adolf 

Paroles de l'âme

Paris, Rittner et Goupil, [1837].

Large Folio: 43 x 29 cm

Grontispiece and 13 fine engravings in superb hand colour.

Long-grained green half crushed morocco with small corners pieces, green shagreened percaline boards. Framed with a gold band, front cover has the title framed in gold, smooth spine with gilt fleurons.

Extremely rare work in the moral Christian ethic published in German and French in the neo gothic style by the famed artist Adolphe Fries. 

Binding a little rubbed headcap and joints, slightly worn. A few pages with a creamier tone.