[MAURY, Demoiselle]. ~ Méditations chrétiens, pour chaque jour de la semaine. [Nice, 1899].
Illuminated manuscript on paper, 4to (278 × 208 mm), pp. . Illuminated title, headpieces and initials in gouache, some penwork initials, text in French in a neat cursive hand. Occasional light creasing. Contemporary black half morocco. Slightly rubbed.
A delightful fin-de-siècle devotional manuscript illuminated with great skill by a Miss Maury of Nice, reputedly when in her nineties. Each day of the week is provided with prayers and devotions written in her neat calligraphic hand and almost every page bears at least one example of her minutely-rendered illumination. About the maker we know nothing else. She signs and dates the manuscript at the end.