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    Sale 2488 | Lot 125
    Price Realized: $281With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2488 Lot 125

      MARSAY, CHARLES HECTOR DE SAINT GEORGE, Marquis de. Discourses on Subjects relating to the Spiritual Life . . . with Remarks on other Writers, commonly called Mystick or Spiritual. Extraneous engraved portrait of Antoinette Bourignon trimmed and mounted on flyleaf facing title. [6], 303 pages. 12mo, 159x96 mm, gilt-panelled red straight-grain morocco circa 1817 with crowned monogram GR between religious devices on covers, spine ends, joints, and cover edges worn; margins trimmed without text loss, occasional light toning or foxing, Pennypacker sale catalogue cuttings (see below) tipped to front endleaves. Edinburgh: Tho. and Wal. Ruddimans for G. Hamilton et al., 1749

      Estimate $400 - 600

      first edition in english of a collection of writings by a radical pietist author (1688-1753) influenced by the doctrines of the Catholic mystics Antoinette Bourignon and Jeanne Guyon. This copy is expanded to more than twice its original thickness by the addition of blank leaves at the end watermarked 1817, roughly half of which are filled with a neatly written manuscript of liturgy for the first Sunday in Advent through Ember Saturday after Pentecost, in English with partly Latin rubrics. Formerly the property of Samuel W. Pennypacker (1843-1916), 23rd Governor of Pennsylvania, sold as lot 243 in his sale at Henkels on 26 April 1906, with the catalogue description speculating that the book had belonged to a daughter of King George III.

      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $281