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[Binding] [Officium B.M.V.:] Officium Beatae Mariae Virginis S. Pii V. Pontificis Maximi jussu editum, et Urbani VIII. auctoritate recognitum, coll' Uffizio de' Morti, Sette Salmi, ed altre divote Orazioni, e Divozioni. Venetiis, ex typographia Balleoniana 1758.

Illustrated book of services and devotions, in a fine contemporary gilt binding, with unlocated printed octavo prayer sheet tipped- and folded-in at end. The text comprises the Offices for the Virgin Mary, followed by offices for the dead and the Holy Cross, the seven Penitential Psalms, litanies, other devotions (especially to the Virgin Mary), and many prayers (especially again to the Virgin Mary, and also to Saint Anthony). At the beginning are calendars for the movement of the sun and moon, and for the Saints' Days. Proper to the content, the tipped-in prayer at end is to the Virgin.


12mo. signed in 8's, (15.2 cms. x 10 cms. in binding), pp. xxiii [1] 424. 5 engravings, full-page, within text, initialled "B.F.S." Soiling to bottom outer corner, pp. 373-376, repair to pp. 375-376. Otherwise, light age-yellowing, occasional light soiling or staining, but very good. Bound in contemporary mottled sheep, in heavily ornate gilt, a.e.g., marbled pastedowns (tail-piece chipped, small spots of wear and worming but very good). With separate printed prayer, 'Protesta alla Santissima Vergine' (1 sheet, 8vo., with text on recto) pasted onto final e.p. recto.

SBN: IT\ICCU\LO1E\051844 (copy at Monza). OCLC shows copies at Columbia, Seton Hall, and Lucerne.