Des Ceremonies du Sacre, ou Recherches Historiques et Critiques sur les Moeurs, les Coutumes, les Institutions et le Droit Public des Francais dans l'Ancienne Monarchie
LeBer, M. C.

Paris Et Reims: Baudouin Freres & Fremau Fils, 1825. F xv + 525 pages; with the half-title page; frontispiece engraving of Portail de L'Eglise Metropolitaine de N. Dame de Reims; French text; Louis-Francois Couche (fils) (1782-1849) noted as engravers; with 6 folding & 34 single-page plates depicting costumes, ceremonial processions and scenes, accoutrements and articles used on royal occasions, especially coronations (Note: the title page states '48 planches' - this is an error, noted in the bibliographical record; our count is the correct number of plates); authored by M. Constant Leber (1780 - 1859) chef du premier bureau des communes, au ministere de l'interieur; approx. 5 1/2" x 8 1/4" (14 x 21 cm) size; bound in dark green-black polished paper covered boards, green leather spine; gilt titles, simple gilt rules on spine; some edge, tips wear, to binding, spine leather top chipped away; some spotting foxing to plates and text; in good condition. Good (Item ID: 24020)


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