[BOUTON, André]. ~ Sainte Barbe, patronne des mineurs. [Tourcoing: Georges Frère, 1953].
4to (320×245 mm), pp. 80, , including colour printed illustrations and initials. Loose as issued in original wrappers. Original chemise lettered in gold. Edges slightly rubbed. From the books of the late Martin Stone (1946-2016).
FIRST EDITION. One of 300 copies. A very scarce book written and illustrated by the French-born missionary monk, Bouton, who worked in the Middle-East and Asia. He was also a keen calligrapher and ceramicist whose cartoon-like drawing style has something in common with medieval illumination. The effect is completed here with illuminated initials and text reproducing manuscript.