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Lot nr:667
Book nr:36040
Author:[OFFICIUM]
Title:Officium B. Mari? Virg. Nuper reformatum, & Pii V. Pont. Max. iussu editum
Town:Antwerpen
Publisher:ex off. Christophori Plantini
Year:1575
Description:8vo (193 x 129 mm), 1-16 ; 33-475 , [3] pp, printed in red and black, within woodcut borders, with title-vignette and 19 very fine copper engraving - illustrations (Jan WIERIX, Peeter vander BORCHT, Jan SADELER and Pieter HUYS). Entirely HAND COLOURED and gold-heightened. Almanach for the years 1567 till 1606. Lacking calendar August till December (quire B), without the accompanying hymnal (70 pp). Some corners well-thumbed, margins of pp. 33/34 repaired. Old calf binding, all edges gilt, modern slipcase
Note:This is one of the earliest printings of the reformed Horae, now entitled Officium BMV by the Council of Trent in 1572.
Not in BCNI ; Voet 1775 C ; Belgica typographica 2242 ; Bohatta n?200 ; Lacombe 587/ 589.
Ref. K.L. Bowen, Christopher Plantin's books of hours (1997), p.242-243 variant C, fig. 111 "All variants of this edition were set and printed between September and November 1574". Bookplate of KGB Kretschmar
Price:€6000 - €8000
Sellingprice:€13000
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