Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller
Collection of 41 early 19th-century Italian religious broadsides
Collection of 41 early 19th-century Italian religious broadsides
Collection of 41 early 19th-century Italian religious broadsides
Collection of 41 early 19th-century Italian religious broadsides
Collection of 41 early 19th-century Italian religious broadsides
Collection of 41 early 19th-century Italian religious broadsides

Collection of 41 early 19th-century Italian religious broadsides

NP: NP, 1815-1856. First edition. Paperback. Folio. Unpaginated. Contemporary light blue wrappers. This striking collection of forty-one 19th-century Italian catholic broadsides from 1815 to 1856 covers topics such as Papal declarations, women taking the veil, commemoration of the second anniversary of Pope Pius VII's triumphal return from exile, etc.. The main purpose of these broadsheets, or broadsides, was to post religious proclamations, acts, and official notices. 4 of the 41 broadsides are in Latin, the others in Italian. Most of the broadsides (34 of 41) consist of a poem accompanying a religious proclamation.

The 34 broadsides with poems were published on the following occasions:

- Celebration of Santa Barbara's day (December 4) at the Carmelite church of Santa Maria in Traspontina, Rome (1844) With engraved device and stamp.

- Celebration of Santa Barbara's day at the Carmelite church of Santa Maria in Traspontina, Rome (1838)

- First mass celebrated by D. Giuseppe Arpi at the The Sacred Congregation of Propaganda (1826) - Text within decorative frame.

- Celebration of the Assumption of Mary at the Apostolic Hospice of San Michele, Rome (ND) - Poem by P. Salandri

- Eulogy of Antonius Nurigian, Archbishop of Constantinople (ND) - With engraved device.

- Ordination of Bishop Luigi Scalabrini O. Carm. (1767-1842) Bishop of Mazara del Vallo (1832)

- Ceremony in honor of Marianna Mancini taking the veil at the Santa Susanna convent in Rome, and assuming the name of donna Maria Gesualda (ND) - Poem by Luigi Ciampoli

- Carlo Maria Pedicini's elevation to cardinalship (1823) - With large woodblock vignette.

- Celebration of the Eucharist in Bologna by Cardinal Carlo Oppizzoni (1769-1855), Archbishop Emeritus of Bologna (1845) - Text in gold, burgundy and black lettering within an elaborate decorative frame.

- Roberto Roberti's elevation to cardinalship (1850)

- Abraham Khashùr's consecration as archbishop of Memphis, Egypt. Abraham Khashùr was a young Coptic alumnus of the Propaganda College in Rome (1824) - With large woodblock vignette.

- Pietro Caprano's elevation to cardinalship (1828)

- Commemoration of the second anniversary of Pope Pius VII's triumphal return from exile (1815) - Poem by Don Sisto Benigni - With woodblock vignette. Text within decorative frame.

- Eulogy of cardinal Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1774-1849), famed linguist and hyperpolyglot (1840) - Poem by Dr. Pietro Paolo Azzocchi.

- Restoration of the patriarchal basilica of San Domenico, Bologna (1844) - Poem by P. Domenico Rosaguti

- Celebration of the Holy Cross at the parish of San Nicola in Arcione, Rome (1826) - Poem by Gio. Battista Gallinari

- Consecration as bishop of patriarch Giovanni Giuseppe Canali (1781-1851), Bishop Emeritus of Ferentino (1840) - Text within a decorative frame.

- Giovanni Battista Quarantotti's elevation to cardinalship (1826) - Large woodblock vignette and decorative initial.

- Eulogy of painter Clemente Alberi's work in his decoration of the dome of the patriarchal basilica of San Domenico, Bologna (ND, ca 1844) - Poem by don Giovacchino Mugnoz

- Celebration of Paolo Meglia's obtention of a Masters Degree in surgery, awarded by the prestigious Archiginnasio of Bologna (1844) - Poem by Giuseppe and Marianna Placci. Text within decorative frame.

- Celebration of Paolo Meglia's obtention of a Masters Degree in medicine, awarded by the Pontifical University of Bologna (1846) - Poem by Giuseppe Bellentani

- Eulogy of Paolo Meglia by Pier-Francesco dal Buono who wanted to express his admiration and gratitude after Meglia operated on him, and thus saved his life (1845)

- Celebration of Paolo Meglia's obtention of a Masters Degree in medicine, awarded by the Pontifical University of Bologna (1846) - Poem by his friends

- Eulogy of Giuseppe Lorini, archdeacon of the Cortona Cathedral, Tuscany, and preacher at the basilica church of San Carlo al Corso (1845) - With engraved device.

- First mass celebrated by D. Giacomo Sarfgi at the San Gregorio Illuminatore church, Ancona (1822). With engraved device.

- Eulogy of Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (19 September 1774 – 15 March 1849), Italian cardinal and famed linguist and hyperpolyglot (1831) - Poem by Domenico Ercole. With engraved device. Text within decorative frame.

- Celebration of St. Matthew's Feast, in the city of Livorno (1833). Text within decorative frame.

- Angelo Mai's elevation to cardinalship (1838)

- Eulogy of Monsignor Bianchini, preacher in the town of Cave (Latium region) (1855). Text within decorative frame.

- First mass celebrated by don Giorgio Gazano at the church of Santa Maria in Macello Martyrum, Rome (1856)

- Ceremony in honor of Adele Oddi taking the veil at the monastery of San Antonio Abbate, Rome, and assuming the name of donna Maria Giacinta (ND). Text within an elaborate decorative frame.

- Ceremony in honor of Teresa Gauttieri Romana taking the veil at the church and convent of Santa Cecilia in Trastevere, Rome, and assuming the name of donna Marianna (1836)

- Ceremony in honor of Maria Sestili Tiburtina and Maddalena Marinelli Fermana, both taking the veil at the monastery of San Lorenzo in Panisperna (1852)

- Eulogy of chaplain Antonio Potestà poem by his friend, abbot Luigi Tognocchi (ND). With engraved device.

The 4 broadsides written in Latin are the following:

- A proclamation by Pope Pius IX, dated May 1855

- A proclamation of good character and integrity by Pope Pius IX to Roberto Roberti, newly elected cardinal (ND, ca 1850) - Text within an elaborate decorative frame.

- Eulogy of Master General of the Dominican Order Fr. Angelo Ancarani by Giorgio Ant. Morini (1844) - Text within an elaborate decorative frame.

- Eulogy of cardinal Giuseppe Caspar Mezzofanti (1840).

The 3 other broadsheets are the following:

- Text by don Giuseppe Maccolini praising the restoration work of Girolamo Bianchedi, dated August 4, 1844 - Text within an elaborate decorative frame.

- A 4-page broadside on the Jubilee of the Academy of belles-lettres, Collegio Nazareno, Rome (1825). With engraved device.

- A 4-page eulogy of Pope Pius VIII by academicians of the Collegio Nazareno, Rome (1829). With engraved device.

22 of the 41 broadsides are folded, due to a large format. The other pieces measure approx. 14 1/2 x 9 1/2".

Some age wear on wrappers with head of spine chipped. Sporadic creasing and closed tears along edges of covers. Worming along inner margin (not affecting text). Moderate and sporadic creasing and closed tears along paper margin. Minor and sporadic foxing throughout. Text in Italian (37) and Latin (4). Wrappers in overall fair, broadsides in good to good+ condition. g. Item #36678

Price: $6,500.00

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