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First missal printed for Dominican Use and is an early example of Venetian music publishing.
Missal printed in chancery octavo. Book is in complete condition which is rare but also shows the widespread and prolonged use of the item. Early missals like this one were printed without notation for the owner to fill in.
Hybrid of both printed and manuscript texts. The printed Ordo provides Cistercian rituals and services including visitation of the sick and rites for the dying.
[Ferial Psalter, in Latin]. (BRMS111)
Illuminated manuscript on vellum.
Nuremberg, dated 3 February 1496.
Bound in c. 1500 Nuremberg binding with two clasps.
Emblem book about the art and symbolism of the Immaculate Conception with added anagrams and chronograms.
In the exhibited Spanish Index, the elaborate title-page engraving designed by Juan de Herrera shows St. Peter and St. Paul within an architectural framework with personifications of Christian learning and faith. Compiled for Cardinal Antonio Zapata,…
In the exhibited exposition on the Psalms, the printer eliminated the need for rubrication, printing suitably elaborate initials and border decoration along with the text. Such books had the advantage of being ready for use as soon as they were…
Full graphite-grey buffalo leather with matching doublures, flyleaves will be marble paper designed by MarbleSmith in the colors of grey, gold, and deep pink. Sewn silk headbands will also incorporate these colors. The front cover will have an onlay,…
French technique lace-in boards, covered in full leather in Harmatan purple goatskin, sewn headbands of purple and gold, gold top edge may be added if this does not create conservation problems. Boards laced in with relief decoration raising the…
In this comprehensive study of biblical sources by the Dutch Protestant theologian Herman Witsius, revelation plays a large role in the chapter of the Tabernacle of the Ark of the Covenant. The Tabernacle was equipped with a curtain that concealed…
A collection of engravings, each showing a different member of the Franciscan or related order, each engraving headed with the date of the subject's feast day, bound in chronological order from Die I Januarij to Die 31 Decembris (including Feb. 29).…
Early complete printed Bible in Latin Vulgate. Initial letters for books and chapters, folio numbers, and marginal notes have been added by hand.
Engravings depicting the life, Passion, and Reurrection of Christ.
Katharine Adams (1862–1952) made this elegant gold-tooled goatskin binding for Charles H. St John Hornby, the founder of the Ashendene Press. Largely self-trained, Adams enjoyed the patronage of several private presses, including the Doves Press, the…
An outstanding example of eighteenth-century Mexican printing, this oration by a local Puebla preacher on the life of St. Thomas Aquinas features handsome typography in red and black, gold retouching of the name of "D. Thomae Aquinatis," and an…
Although trained in the classical tradition of medicine based on the writings of Galen, Vesalius created an entirely new method of understanding human anatomy, based on dissection and direct observation, with the publication of De Humani Corporis…
In Bridwell Library’s copy of the 1584 Biblia Sacra compiled by Franciscus Vatablus, note 20 on Psalm 16 was expurgated after the words “deseres animam meam,” and note 22 was deleted entirely. Although these expurgations match those dictated by…
The international influence of Dürer’s Small Passion woodcuts can be seen in this Italian book of meditations on the Passion, which reveals obvious dependence on Dürer’s image of Christ before Caiaphas. Here, although an anonymous Venetian artisan…
This comprehensive encyclopedia of Renaissance learning includes discussions of arithmetic, geometry, astrology, physiology, medicine, economics, politics, moral philosophy, poetry, music, rhetoric, dialectic, and grammar.
The first book by a Mexican-born author printed in Europe, the Rhetorica Christiana was intended as a comprehensive source of instruction for sixteenth-century Franciscan missionaries to Mexico. It retains great historical value for its descriptions…
This first edition of the processional music used by the Dominican Order was one of only a dozen fifteenth-century Spanish editions printed with musical notation. One of only five Spanish musical publications of the 15th century.
This first edition of the processional music used by the Dominican Order was one of only a dozen fifteenth-century Spanish editions printed with musical notation. One of only five Spanish musical publications of the 15th century. Chancery quarto with…
This Sammelband of four fifteenth-century publications by Johannes Trithemusm is preserved in its original monastic binding. Chancery quatro, 211 x 144 mm.
This Sammelband of four fifteenth-century publications is preserved in its original monastic binding. The selection of books bound together here is entirely logical: four tracts by a single author, Johannes Trithemusm published and sold in the same…
An exposition on the Christian significance of the Psalter. In this edition, the psalms are set off dramatically in the Psalter types of 1457 while the other texts are in the typeface of the 1462 Bible.