Les Etrennes à la Rose ou le Rosier d’amour. ALMANAC –.
Les Etrennes à la Rose ou le Rosier d’amour.

Les Etrennes à la Rose ou le Rosier d’amour. Paris: chez Janet, [1800/1801].

24mo (binding size 95 x 63 mm). Engraved title, 24 leaves text, partly engraved, paginated 13, [24], 14-24 pp.,12 plates, two calendars: traditional folding letterpress calendar with woodcut vignettes, and Republican calendar in 6 leaves. Embroidered binding of ivory silk, covers with metallic ribbom border enclosing oval cartouche of leafy branches alternating with roundels of sequin and purl, enclosing on upper cover a bow, arrow and quiver with flowering sprig, and on lower cover a flowering plant, both embroidered in variously colored threads and sequins; pink satin pastedown endleaves, gilt edges. Losses to borders and to some threads of cover designs. Bookplate of Carlo de Poortere. ***

A charming almanac, with 12 engravings and in an embroidered binding, unknown to Grand-Carteret. As usual for the Jubert / Janet almanacs, the book was built up from nested quires: the fold-out letterpress traditional calendar folds around the outside; next is the engraved title, with conjugate stub, then a 6-leaf quire with the Republican calendar for l’An IX (starting with Vendémiaire [Sept 1800]) enclosing an unsigned text quire of 12 leaves, entirely engraved, each leaf alternating with an engraving, whose conjugate is another engraving, after the fold; at center is a 12-leaf quire signed “A” containing letterpress words to songs, titled “Ariettes nouvelles.”

Not in Grand-Carteret. OCLC lists a copy in Denmark (Danish Union Cat.). Item #2688l

Price: $1,500.00