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French almanac containing a concealed pyx

French almanac containing a concealed pyx

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Date: [circa 1790]
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Purchased from Justin Croft on the Edwin J. Beinecke Book Fund, 2009.
In French.
Binding: contemporary full red morocco, covered with elaborate gilt stamps with vase and flower motifs; interlaced design on borders and spine.
Abstract:
Unidentified printed French almanac from the 1780s that has been hollowed out, glued shut, and lined with red velvet to serve as a container for a silver pyx, or Holy Communion holder, possibly by a French priest in the early 1790s. The top of the pyx is engraved with a cross on uneven ground.
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1v. ;
10 cm.
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Curatorial Area: Beinecke Library
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High Resolution (image/tiff)
Object ID: 11918696
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