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Extremely rare breviary from the late Plantin press, with 17 plates

Breviarium Romanum ex decreto sacrosancti concilii Tridentini restitutum, Pii V. Pont. Max. jussu editum, et Clementis VIII. primùm, nunc denuò Urbani PP. VIII. auctoritate recognitum. In quo omnia suis locis ad longum posita sunt, pro majori recitantium commoditate.
Antwerp, Typographia Plantiniana [Balthasar Moretus IV], 1714. 4 volumes. 12mo (14 x 9 cm). With engraved vignette with the Papal insignia on title-pages and 17 engraved plates. Text printed in red and black throughout. Contemporary gold-tooled calf, gilt edges. Pars hiemalis: [72], 568, 4, CCXXXII, [4] pp.; pars verna: [36], 592, 4, 8, CCXXXIIII, [6] pp.; pars aestiva: [36], 612, CCXV, [5] pp.; pars autumnalis: [36], 516, CCXLVIII, [4] pp.
€ 4,250
Extremely rare 1714 edition of a breviary from the late Plantin press, well produced, printed in red and black throughout and with 17 engraved plates, published in the year that Spain turned the southern Low Countries over to Austria. The works comes in four volumes: one for each season, but each volume opens with a calendar for the whole year. Plantin published numerous of Roman Catholic breviaries, holding occasional papal privileges for publication in Spain and the Netherlands. They published their first in 1558 and their last in 1823.
Bindings rubbed, but internally in very good condition. Anet (1 copy); WorldCat (1 other copy); cf. Voet, The Plantin press 801 et passim (early eds.).
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