1905 Rare French Book - Missal of Saint JOAN OF ARC - Missel de JEANNE D'ARC.
Title: Missel de Jeanne d'Arc.
Language: Text in French.
Publisher: Braine-Le-Comte, Zech et Fils, Éditeurs des Archevêchés de Smyrne et de Québec, 1905.
Size: 6" X 4.5".
Pages: 454 pages.
Binding: Attractive and near fine full morocco leather binding (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown, beautiful gilt initials M.F. of a previous owner on the front cover - as shown) under a removable protective mylar cover. All edges gilt.
Content: Near fine content (bright, tight, and clean - as shown, rare light foxing mainly on the protective tissue guards facing the illustrations - as shown).
Illustrations: Beautifully illustrated with a nice frontispiece, two full-page plates and illustrations in the margin of all the pages throughout this beautiful missal.
The book: Attractive and rare early 20th-century French Missal of JOAN OF ARC. This "Missel de Jeanne d'Arc" is a beautifully crafted missal, noteworthy for its elegant binding, content, and detailed illustrations. The nice gilt initials M.F. on the front cover hint at its cherished ownership history.
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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