LOT 384
SOLD €90,00

[Religion] Paradisus Animae Christianae

Lectissimis omnigenae pietatis deliciis amoenus. Jacobi Merlo Horstii [Jacob Merlo van Horst]. Cologne, Janssonius van Waesberge, 1732. 8vo, profusely decorated leather binding, title on spine, boards with stylised typographical and floral ornaments in gilt stamping, marbled endpapers, illus. frontispiece by A. Schoonebeek, title in red and black with vignette, edges gilt, (32),680,(4),93,(1) pp. and 7 full-page copper engravings by Adriaan Schoonebeeck (student of Romeyn de Hooghe).

The main work is preceded by a short introduction, a calendar and data tables for the various holidays from 1731 to 1765. Divided into seven chapters with various prayers, lithanies, songs etc., all with a full-page copper engraving. Lacks the first leaf (Yy2) of the added work Officium B. Mariae Virginis. Ann. on endpapers, stamp on frontispiece. Lovely, profusely tooled binding.

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