1920 Rare French Book - Missal of Saint JOAN OF ARC - Missel de SAINTE JEANNE D'ARC.
Title: Missel de Sainte Jeanne d'Arc.
Language: Text in French.
Publisher: Limoges, Paul Mellottée, Éditeur, no date (1920).
Size : 5.5 " X 4.5 ".
Pages: 416 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine original decorated full calf leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly worn and scuffed - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover. All edges gilt. A rare and beautiful binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean, rare light foxing or staining - as shown, gift note of a previous 1932 owner on the "Souvenir" page - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated with a nice frontispiece, one full-page plate and illustrations in the margin of all the pages throughout this beautiful missal.
The book: Attractive and rare early 19h-century French Missal of Saint JOAN OF ARC in a wonderful binding!
Joan of Arc: Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d’Arc c. 1412 – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans) or "Maid of Lorraine" (French: La Pucelle de Lorraine), is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a saint. She was born to Jacques d'Arc and Isabelle Romée, a peasant family, at Domrémy in the Vosges of northeast France. Joan said that she received visions of the archangel Michael, Saint Margaret, and Saint Catherine of Alexandria instructing her to support Charles VII and recover France from English domination late in the Hundred Years' War. The as-yet-unanointed King Charles VII sent Joan to the siege of Orléans as part of a relief army. She gained prominence after the siege was lifted only nine days later. Several additional swift victories led to Charles VII's consecration at Reims. This long-awaited event boosted French morale and paved the way for the final French victory at Castillon in 1453.
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