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Choir Book with Selected Texts for the Mass and Office; in Latin with some Italian, illuminated stenciled book on paper with musical notation

Choir Book with Selected Texts for the Mass and Office; in Latin with some Italian, illuminated stenciled book on paper with musical notation

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Choir Book with Selected Texts for the Mass and Office; in Latin with some Italian, illuminated stenciled book on paper with musical notation

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EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ILLUMINATED CHOIR BOOK MADE BY STENCILS. In Latin with some Italian, illuminated stenciled book on paper with musical notation, Italy, c. 1767. Dimensions 460 x 320 mm, 23 folios, complete, on very thick paper, prickings remain, seven lines of text and seven red four-line staves on each page, FIVE LARGE ILLUMINATED INITIALS, equivalent to one line of text and a musical stave in the medieval style. BINDING: ORIGINAL BINDING of gold-tooled leather with an ecclesiastical coat of arms, border on both covers, smooth spine, edges dyed red. TEXT: Books made by means of stencils occupy a fascinating mid-ground between manuscripts and printing with movable type. This is a particularly well-executed example, adorned with illuminated initials. It was certainly made for someone in or close to the rare Piarist Order (the "Order of the Pious Schools"), likely to celebrate the sanctification of the founder of the order, St. Joseph Calasanctius, who was canonized in 1767. Bound in a gold-tooled armorial binding, this handsome book was surely appropriate for such a special occasion. PROVENANCE: Made for someone of high rank close to, or within, the Piarist Order, perhaps an abbot, whose coat of arms, not yet identified, appear on the binding in gold. Includes the Mass and Divine Office for St. Joseph Calasanctius (1556-1648), founder of the order, who was canonized in 1767, and it seems quite possible that this stately volume was made around that time; mounted engraving, front flyleaf, of a small landscape surrounded by ornament against a striped background by Georg Leopold Hertel (printmaker) and Johann Georg Hertel I (publisher) in Augsburg, c. 1760. CONDITION: a few stains throughout, front hinge of binding broken, somewhat rubbed, but in overall excellent condition. Full description and images available [TM 994]

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Bookseller
Les Enluminures US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
TM 994
Title
Choir Book with Selected Texts for the Mass and Office; in Latin with some Italian, illuminated stenciled book on paper with musical notation
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Publisher
Italy, c. 1767
Keywords
illuminated stenciled book, stenciled book, eighteenth century, texts for the mass, Latin, Italian, Italy, pochoir, illumination
Bookseller catalogs
Italian Manuscripts;

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Les Enluminures was founded in Paris in 1991 by Dr. Sandra Hindman in association with the Chicago-based business, and it has opened a gallery in New York in May 2012. Specializing in manuscripts and miniatures from the Middle Ages and the Renaissance.

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