A beautiful and exclusive papal binding, the Breviary of Pope Clement XII.
Coeval full red Moroccan leather binding with a fabulous and elaborate decoration embossed in gold on the plates and spine: coat of arms of Pope Clement XII in the centre. Four concentric floral frames, fleurons rose in which the papal coat of arms is inscribed. Engraved golden edges, some signs of wear where the missing closures were placed. Housed in a custom box, in green and red cardboard, interiors brightly printed on thick laid sheets, chipping and browning on some edges.
Two-tone title page in red and black with engraved brand depicting an angel with the Papal Tiara in his hands and the view of St. Peter's Square below. Red and black text (mainly on double column). Stains and signs of wear on the first 10 pages, widespread browning, three full-page engravings. Pp. Title page,  552 ccxii .
This was the breviary of Pope Clement XII just three years after the beginning of his pontificate (Florentine, born Lorenzo Corsini; 1652–1740), 246th Pope of the Catholic Church from 1730 until his death. He issued the famous papal bull “In eminenti apostolatus specula”, in which he condemned Freemasonry and excommunicated all its affiliates.
Sacrosancti Concilli Trident restitutum
PII V PONTIFICIS MAXIMI
primum, nunc deneuo
PAPA URBANI VIII
In quo omnia suis locis ad longum posita sunt, pro majori
EX ARCHITYPOGRAPHIA PLANTINIANA
M. DCC. XXXIII (1733).
- Number of Books
- Bindings, Religion
- Author/ Illustrator
- (Papal Binding) Clemente VIII
- Book Title
- Breviarium Romanum
- Publication year oldest item
- Numbered edition
- Original language
- ANTVERPIAE EX ARCHITYPOGRAPHIA PLANTINIANA M. DCC. XXXIII
- Binding/ Material
- Number of pages
- 262×201 mm