Le Livre du destin. Traduction ou imitation en vers du celèbre Indovinela Grillo de Innocenzio Paribonda.

Paris, Imprimerie et fonderie E.-J.Bailly, 1840.

In-12 (160 x 105 mm), half-brown calf, ornate spine; jaws cracked and rubbed, head cap formerly restored, small loss at tail, traces of handling on the leaves of the table of demands (Period binding).

Rare French first edition of this revival of an ancient Italian divinatory game.

The Book of Destiny contains 70 queries, the answers to which are obtained by activating a metal needle mounted in the book.

We have found only one copy of this work, preserved at the BnF, by consulting online library catalogs.



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