A true antique treasure printed in 1680 with astoundingly beautiful art!
LATE 17th CENTURY FOLIO BAROQUE MISSALE ROMANUM in
a SUPERB ORNATE FINE CALF ORNATE BRASS ADORNED GILT BINDING
Missale Romanum ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii Tridenti Restitum,
Munich: Joannis Jaecklini [i.e. Jaeckel], 1690.
Bound in its original gorgeous ornate leather binding, this is a
17th Century folio Missal, in a stunning contemporary binding
of full brown German morocco elaborately embellished in gilt, the
covers with a central lozenge of gouge work within a rectangular
panel with elaborate gouge work corner pieces, surrounded by
multiple rolls and tools, each cover with protective flat brass
bosses; the foredge with the original brass straps and clasps in
full function. The spine is presented in seven compartments as well,
a bit faded but still very elaborately tooled.
VERY GOOD to EXCELLENT condition. There are a few very
neat restorations to the extremities of the spine, as well as the
joints strengthened, else presented as true as the day it was bound.
Page edges red with tabs, as shown; floral pastedowns. Paginates
complete; , 624, cxxvii, , 14 pp.; , 44,  pp. last two
sections with separate title pages; printed in red and black, with
multiple fine full page engravings. Leaves additionally feature
gorgeous red and black printing, music, hand colored illustrated
initials, and various red and black devices, as shown. Rare section
in the rear for exorcism and dealing with demons, an interesting
addition. Measures 12.5" x 8.75" x 3.25". A magnificent example of
late 17th century German liturgical printing, housed in a splendid
fine binding of the Late German Baroque period.