SPL Hand Coloured Rare Book Collection Featuring Norman R Bobins

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Missale Romanum...

London, Paris: Henri Raiss, 1861.
London, Paris: Henri Raiss, 1861.

Luxury copy, with engravings hand coloured and heightened in gold, bound in full ornamented morocco by Lortic Freres. Cross in gilt and in blind, repeat gilt initial motifs to corners, patterned in blind to boards, all edges gilt, raised bands to spine, lettered and numbered in gilt, repeat initials and patterned in blind to five compartments. Maroon silk doubleurs, gilt inner dentelles, marbled paper prelims. Full maroon morocco. With numerous gilt initial letters, miniatures in gilt and silver and with other lavish ornamentation. A truly beautiful work, of the highest class, in near fine condition. **Because the work contains so many illustrations, I have chosen to illustrate only a fraction of them.** Some colour plates: 1. Title page. 2. Sample text page with large initial letter and margin decoration. 3. Christ bearing the cross, on his journey to Calvary. 4. The Last Supper. 5. Christ on the cross. 6. Christ resurrected. 7. Christ ascending up to heaven. 8. Corpus Christi. 9. St. Paul. 10. St. Matthew. 11. St. Barnabas. 12. Our Lord Jesus Christ. 13. The Blessed Virgin Mary. 14. Sample text page with large initial letter and decoration to margin. 15. All Saints. 16. St. Catherine. 17. The apostles; St. Peter and St. Paul. 18. Pope Urban I.