May 05, 2022 - Sale 2603

Sale 2603 - Lot 215

Price Realized: $ 6,500
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,200 - $ 1,800
Embroidered Binding, Portugal.
Diario Ecclesiastico para o Reino de Portugal.

Lisbon: Impressam Regia, 1815.

16mo, illustrated with folding hand-colored copper-plate engraved map of Portugal, bound in full contemporary ivory-colored silk, embroidered with gold thread and sequins in a three-lobed frame (one on each board) decorated with floral motifs, the front cover with the coat of arms of Portugal, the back showing a goatherd and two goats, spine similarly embroidered in gold with sequins, all edges gilt and gauffered, nicely preserved with minor discoloration and the loss of a few sequins that make up the borders; housed in a contemporary case covered in red morocco tooled in gilt, the interior covered in a patterned decorative paper; cream-colored silk endleaves, early calligraphic owner's signature to ffep, slipcase slightly rubbed, 4 1/8 x 2 1/2 in. overall.