The small Oracle of the lovers. Or the horoscopes... - Lot 87 - Ader

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The small Oracle of the lovers. Or the horoscopes... - Lot 87 - Ader
The small Oracle of the lovers. Or the horoscopes of love, put in Rebus; work in which each one can find all the pleasant truths which concern him. At Castiaux, Bookshop. Lille. [1822]. (7 x 5,5 cm). Frontispiece [Les Oracles de l'amour sont faits pour divertir], (7), 154, (25) pp : full brown basane, smooth spine decorated, title-piece. (Binding of the period). Very attractive miniature divinatory. Rebus for woman on the left page, for man, on the right one, finely engraved. Small book to pass from hand to hand where each one must read aloud his own destiny. Nine pages of illustrated meanings [of the rebuses], arranged alphabetically, precede the Explanation of the oracles. 154 predictions, the last of which reads: "The first night of your marriage will be fatal to your love". Only one copy in the British Library with only 177 pages. Well preserved with some rubbing to the binding.
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