11 - 13 July 2000
Missale Romanum. Rome: Bernardino Tani, 1643.
2° (351 x 237mm). Engraved title, 6 full-page engravings. Printed in red and black, printed music, one leaf 'Missa propria S. Philippi Nerii Confessoris' , 1690, bound at end. (Some browning, neat tear in one engraving, one text leaf torn, date on title partly erased, small dampstain at upper corner of first 3 leaves.) Contemporary Roman red morocco gilt to a post-fanfare design, central armorial with elements of the Becchi-Fibbiai and Nobili families, shaped compartments with fan ornaments and semés of small tools, some pointillé, spine tooled in compartments, vellum index tabs (discreet repairs at corners, spine ends and upper joint), modern cloth chemise and half red morocco slipcase. Provenance: ?Becchi-Fibbiai family (binding); Nicolas de Nobili, Duke Minerva (booklabel).
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