La Vie de Jeanne d'Arc. Miniature Book, Brass Book Object.
La Vie de Jeanne d'Arc
La Vie de Jeanne d'Arc
La Vie de Jeanne d'Arc
La Vie de Jeanne d'Arc
La Vie de Jeanne d'Arc
La Vie de Jeanne d'Arc

La Vie de Jeanne d'Arc

S.l. s.n., n.d. (ca. 1900). Miniature brass "book," 1.1 inches tall (3 cm) containing a "leporello" folded to produce a frontispiece and 8 images depicting the life of Joan of Arc. Brass lightly dust-stained. Leporello folds lightly rubbed. Very good+. Item #2735

A miniature "leporello" enclosed in a tiny brass book-object with functional brass hinges. ¶ The leporello technique utilizes parallel folding whereby the "pages" are pasted form a continuous concertina; leporellos are often called concertina or accordian bindings. Our example is particularly notable because the the "binding" is actually a hinged book object. A portrait of Joan of Arc appears on the case, lettered "Jehanne d'Arc," framed by four fleurs-de-lis below the motto "Vive labeur." On the lower cover, below her dates (1412-1431) is a lillie and a crowned sword flanked by two fleurs-de-lis; a single fleurs-de-lis appears in each corner. The top of the "book" has a small hole, no doubt where a ring was once fastened so that the "book" could be worn as a necklace or locket.

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