12mo, pp. 140, [2 (contents)], with engraved frontispiece and title included in pagination; some foxing, light damp staining at foot of pp. 5-10; overall very good in contemporary tree-patterned calf, gilt border to covers, central lozenge-shaped red morocco overlays with gilt borders and central gilt stamps of vase and lyre to upper and lower cover, spine richly gilt, edges gilt, blue patterned endpapers; small wormhole to spine, a little wear to corners; in contemporary matching tree-patterned slipcase.
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Very rare and charming early nineteenth-century prayer book in an attractive binding by the Viennese ‘libraire et relieur’ Georg Müllner.
The text comprises twenty-nine prayers and devotions, including prayers for a happy death, for a wise sovereign, for comfort during a storm, for the courage to change one’s ways, for the New Year, and for one’s birthday. The attractive frontispiece and title vignette, depicting Christ and the Samaritan woman and Christ preaching to the apostles, are by the Viennese engraver Clemens Kohl (1754–1807). Müllner also published almanacks and calendars, largely intended, as here, for a female readership.
Not found on OCLC or Library Hub. We have traced a copy at the Austrian National Library.
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