Officio della B. Vergine Maria: dedicato a S. Anna, madre dell'istessa Vergine Maria: con alcune Dichiarazioni, e Pie Meditazioni a fin di recitarlo con maggior divizione.
Ad istanza di Gio. Maria Salvioni
Catholic Church. Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
8vo. 448,xiii,pp. Original calf with blind-stamped borders and spine. Expertly rebacked, retaining original spine. Decorative gold floral-design endpaper on inside of front and back board. Frontispiece engraving and title-page vignette. Rare 1707 edition of prayers and devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Illustrated with 15 (including frontispiece) full-page engravings by Arnoldus van Westerhout, Benoit Farjat, Jacob Freij, Carolus Allet and Hieronymus Frezza after paintings by Joseph Passarus (a.k.a. Giuseppe Passeri 1654-1714). Passarus was an Italian painter and writer of the Baroque period. Decorative initial, ornamental tailpieces. Age wear, scuffing and minor staining on binding. One-inch surface crack near head of spine. Sporadic foxing throughout. Two-inch closed tear on bottom margin of page 335, not affecting text. Text in Italian. Tight copy in overall very good condition. Scarce. OCLC lists only 1 library worldwide owning this edition.
Book ID: 23156