Military Alphabet of His Royal Highness the... - Lot 51 - Ader

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Military Alphabet of His Royal Highness the... - Lot 51 - Ader
Military Alphabet of His Royal Highness the Duke of Bordeaux. Printed by Villain, Lithographer of Her Royal Highness Madame Duchess of Berry. [Paris. ca. 1825]. In-folio (37 x 29,4 cm). Lithographed cover, (24) ff. of strong wove paper with a lithograph on China paper applied and mounted on tabs: brown half-chagrin, five-ribbed spine with gilt title, vat paper boards (Binding of the second half of the 19th century). Rare alphabet drawn for the young Duke of Bordeaux, Henri de Bourbon, Count of Chambord (Paris 1820-1883 Austria), pretender to the throne of France and son of Charles Ferdinand d'Artois and Marie-Caroline de Bourbon-Siciles. This work, out of trade, was intended for the child and his relatives, this one for his mother, Marie-Caroline, the Duchess of Berry (1798-1870). The printer-lithographer Villain, in Paris, was active during the Restoration and the July Monarchy [1814-1848]. Cover showing flags, fleur de lys and numerous occurrences of the work, followed by finely lithographed plates on Chine (18,5 x 12,5 cm) applied to the center of the large leaves. Lithographs comprising, at the head, the initial and its lower case and, at the foot, the legend with the illustration in the center. After the A, for the Arms of Monseigneur, mainly objects accompanying the military and some men, on foot or on horseback, with a Negro for the N. Yacht and Zaïm, Turkish Rider, complete the work, which does not include a J or W. Spine faded, some foxing on the first few leaves, spotting on the outer margin of six of them, not affecting the plates on China. Provenance: [Eugène] Aubry Vitel (1845-1930), with his bookplate.
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