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Voyager Press Rare Books & Manuscripts

Archives, Manuscripts and Historical Documents

1895 Liturgical Vestments


France, circa 1895-1920. Generous catalogs containing textile samples of innumerable designs, textures, and colours, all of superior quality, and selected exclusively for producing and tailoring liturgical vestments, centered largely on the chasuble, the galloon and woven medallions for ornamentation, with some descriptions and captions in French. Two volumes: 4to. large catalog in continental green marbled boards with a unique two spring-post binding, containing 533 fabric swatches of varying sizes, mounted to 41 cardstock leafs with red borders, each leaf with a typescript caption in French revealing either designated usage, fabric type, detailed description and/or label number. Volume measures approximately 25 x 28 x 7 cm. 8vo. oblong green cloth album with two-post binding measuring 28 x 20 x 3 cm, containing 40 large fabric swatches, each numbered with a manuscript label, each cut with zigzag edges and measuring approximately 22 x 17 cm. Contained together in a large purpose-made clamshell box for extra protection. A rare and tangible legacy of ecclesiastical textiles.