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Cleri totius Romanae Ecclesiae subiecti, seu, Pontificiorum ordinum omnium utriusque sexus, habitus, artificiosissimis figuris, quibus Francisci Modii singula octosticha adiecta sunt. Addito libello singulari eiusdem F. Modii, in quo cuiusque ordinis ecclesiastici origo, progressus & vestitus ratio breuiter ex variis historicis delineatur

by AMMAN, Jost; MODIUS, François


Frankfurt: M. Lechler for S. Feyerabend. 1585. Dark brown morocco of the late 20th century by Rivière (signed) with gilt tooling and mounted woodcut by Amman on front cover, all edges gilt 4to . FIRST LATIN EDITION of the famous costume book of the vestments of monastic and religious orders which appeared simultaneously with the German text illustrated with the superb woodcuts of Jost Amman (1539- 1591). Dedication by Modius (a native of Bruges) to Jo. Christopher Neustetter, canon of Bamberg, Wirzburg, and Comberg; contains references to the recent troubles in Belgium, and to Erasmus and Sebastian Neustetter (dated 14 Sept. 1585). The second part is a prose treatise by François Modius (1556-1597) with a special title woodcut printer's device of Sigmund Feyerabend, designed by Jost Amman, which is also repeated on colophons of both works. "The dates of the foundation of the various orders are sometimes given with the cuts, a few of which may be mentioned; E1, Jesuit; E2, Spanish flagellant; F3, Templar; G4, knight of the Holy Sepulcher; H4, do. of Rhodes; I1, do. of Malta; I3, Pilgrim from Compostella. Books with leather extensions for carrying are depicted on K3, T2, V4. The colours of the various habits are described in text. The 2nd part contains a full account of the Orders." (Fairfax-Murray) 2 parts in 1 volume. [98]; [16] leaves. With 103 woodcut costumes and 3 wood cut printer's devices by Jost Amman; wide margined copy; the first 14 and last 6 woodcuts printed on consecutive leaves with the remainder printed on rectos with versos blank; woodcut portrait of pope on the title-page; large italic text; armorial book plate of Sir Thomas Brooke (1830-1908), Armitage Bridge (Yorkshire); scattered spotting on a few leaves; possibly washed; wide margined copy. § VD 16, M 5736; Becker, Jobst Amman, 40 b; New Hollstein 223; Fairfax Murray, German Books no. 33; Lipperheide Oe 3; Colas 120.

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  • Cleri totius Romanae Ecclesiae subiecti, seu, Pontificiorum ordinum omnium utriusque sexus, habitus, artificiosissimis figuris, quibus Francisci Modii singula octosticha adiecta sunt. Addito libello singulari eiusdem F. Modii, in quo cuiusque ordinis ecclesiastici origo, progressus & vestitus ratio breuiter ex variis historicis delineatur by AMMAN, Jost; MODIUS, François
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  • Title: Cleri totius Romanae Ecclesiae subiecti, seu, Pontificiorum ordinum omnium utriusque sexus, habitus, artificiosissimis figuris, quibus Francisci Modii singula octosticha adiecta sunt. Addito libello singulari eiusdem F. Modii, in quo cuiusque ordinis ecclesiastici origo, progressus & vestitus ratio breuiter ex variis historicis delineatur
  • Author: AMMAN, Jost; MODIUS, François
  • Book condition:
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: M. Lechler for S. Feyerabend
  • Place: Frankfurt
  • Date published: 1585

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