Title Evangeliorum Dominicalium Summaria sanctorumq historiae, paucissimis verbis expressae: iuxta Kalendarium Romanum; cum iconibus in aere excusis.
Binding Full Calf
Book Condition Good
Publisher Antwerp Christophe Plantin 1584
Seller ID 005077
Scarce miniature emblem book, with only three copies located on OCLC First Search. 32mo. 112 by 58 mm. Two parts in one. Content only on rectos, but pagination also on versos. 464, 111 pp. In total, 285 copperplate engravings, essentially emblems, each about two-thirds of the page, with a heading above, and a short text, or long caption, beneath, the vignette image. Images are of scenes from the life of Christ and the New Testament or from the lives of the saints, with ordering in accordance with saints' days on the calendar. Chips of some size at both the head and tail of the spine, and overall dryness to the spine leather. Front joint's leather is eaten through. Other leather loss at corners and less so, along edges. Within, at least one tear repaired on the first emblem leaf. Otherwise, the leaves are age toned but mostly clean besides. Some minor dog earring here and there.