Le Calendrier de la Cour, tiré des Ephémerides ... Pour l’annee Mil sept cent trente-neuf. Imprimé pour la Famille Royale, et Maison de Sa Majesté. ALMANAC –.
Le Calendrier de la Cour, tiré des Ephémerides ... Pour l’annee Mil sept cent trente-neuf. Imprimé pour la Famille Royale, et Maison de Sa Majesté.
Le Calendrier de la Cour, tiré des Ephémerides ... Pour l’annee Mil sept cent trente-neuf. Imprimé pour la Famille Royale, et Maison de Sa Majesté.

Le Calendrier de la Cour, tiré des Ephémerides ... Pour l’annee Mil sept cent trente-neuf. Imprimé pour la Famille Royale, et Maison de Sa Majesté. Paris: Jacques Collombat, 1739.

36mo (binding size 108 x 55 mm). [72] pp. (a single quire of 36 leaves, the first and last leaves mounted on the free endpapers and printed on visible sides only). Woodcut royal arms on title, 2 astronomical woodcuts, typographic moon symbols in calendar. Double rule page borders. Publisher’s case binding of olive morocco, covers gold-blocked with very wide rocaille border, Dutch-gilt free endleaves, pastedowns removed gilt edges (inner backstrip archivally reinforced, some scuffing to lower cover).***

One of the longest published Parisian almanacs, published without interruption from 1700 to 1792, and containing useful information for ladies and gentleman of the Court. Invented by the printer-publisher and typefounder Jean-Jacques Estienne Collombat (1668-1744), the Calendrier de la Cour became a familiar fixture of court life. These little books continued to be referred to as “Collombats” long after the printer’s death, when their publication was continued by the printer Hérissant and later his widow. This one sports a typical plaque binding, commissioned by the publishers. Cf. Grand-Carteret no. 92 and p. xli. Item #2689d

Price: $800.00

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