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NATALIS, Hieronymus (1507-1580). Evangelicae historiae imagines. Antwerp: Martinus Nutius?, 1596.
2o (337 x 224 mm). Engraved title and 153 engraved plates. Bound by Gruel, blue morocco side with double gilt- and blind-fillet panels, gilt corner decorations, a central gilt lozenge with crucified figure of Christ within an oval frame, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, simple gilt- and blind ruling in the panels centering a single gilt rosette, board edges and turn-ins gilt, edges gauffred. Provenance: purchased from Emil Offenbacher, ca 1952.
Second edition of the famous pictorial Life of Christ by H. Nadal, with plates engraved by members of the Wierix family , J. & A. Collaert and Ch. de Mallery , most after the Italian painter Bernardo Passari, a few after Maarten De Vos. See Adams N-56; De Backer/Sommervogel V c. 1518 nr. 1 (book eds); Funck 366; Mauquoy-Hendrickx, Wierix III p. 493 & nrs 1989-2141.
[Bound with:] NATALIS. Adnotationes et meditations in evangelia quae in sacrosancto missae sacrificio toto anno leguntur. Antwerp: Martinus Nutius, 1595. 2o. Engraved title and vignette and tailpieces in text, 6 full-page (2S3.4, 2K3.4 and 2S2.5 from a shorter copy). Second edition.
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