LA SERRIE, François Joseph De. ~ Lettres consolantes et chrétiennes à un jeune solitaire du mont Saint-Bernard dédiées à S.E. monseigneur le cardinal De Belloy Paris: J. M. Eberhart, 1806.
8vo (150 × 95 mm), pp. 71, , plus engraved frontispiece and 10 plates, some printed in sepia, some hand coloured. Some light browning and soiling, usually marginal, a few early pencil notes. Contemporary green paper covered boards, early inscription to upper cover: ‘Mr. Felix Marches de Lous’. Worn, joints cracked but secure.
First edition. A very rare work, published for the author, La Serrie of the Vendée, who published a series of little books at the opening of the nineteenth century, in small editions for distribution among his friends, with illustrations engraved by himself. These are naive but accomplished and often very striking devotional compositions. They are almost all captioned, almost invariably with the letter ‘N’ in reverse. No copies located in Worldcat.