Paris; London: Edouard Rigo; Paulin; Goupil & Vibert; Anaglyphic Company (London), 1839. First edition. Hardcover. Elephant folio (20 6/8 x 13 6/8"). 72pp. Modern half brown cloth over printed paper covered boards. Lithographic title page. Decorative initials and tailpieces.
Scarce first edition of Louis Judicis de Mirandole's "Les Dix Commandements de Dieu" (God's Ten Commandments), a striking work on the Decalogue, splendidly illustrated with 11 lithographic allegorical plates (10 for each commandment, and one for the Conclusion). Each of the ten Decalogue plates (size: 20 1/2 x 13 1/4; image: 14 x 9") is captioned in Latin, French, English, German, and Spanish.
Book rebacked, but retaining its original boards. Corners heavily rubbed. Heavy foxing/sunning to covers. Pages moderately to heavily foxed throughout. Text in French. Captions in Latin, French, English, German, and Spanish. Binding in overall fair to good-, interior in good- to good condition. fair to g. Item #39937