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Guido Reni - Agenda Defunctorum - 1712

Guido Reni - Agenda Defunctorum - 1712

A book that D'Annunzio would have liked.
Beautiful Crucifixion of Christ engraved in burin, of particular interest because it is taken, with some variations, from a painting by Guido Reni of similar subject, signed by Van Arnold Wostorout (Westerhout - Antwerp, 1651 - Rome, 1725). Christ; Magdalene; Blessed Virgin; St. John. Symbols of the Passion. "Beati mortui qui in Domino moriuntur" (Revelation 18-33).
Very rare work, with only 3 copies surveyed by OPAC.
Interesting and luxurious total black binding with skulls printed in gold in the centre of the boards.

The Canon of the Mass (Canon Missæ), also known as the Canon of the Roman Mass, is the oldest anaphora used in the Roman Rite. This book features the canon for the mass of the dead and the scores of the relative psalms.
Text on two columns in red and black within double black concentric frame; square musical notation printed in black, red four-line staves.
Before 1962 there were divergent opinions on the point at which the Canon of the Mass ended. Some believed that it ended where indicated in the Roman Missal in the editions from 1570, others at the conclusion of "Libera nos a malo".

In folio (372x259 mm). Pp. [4], 32 + 1 beautiful chalcographic frontispiece designed by Giuseppe Passeri and engraved by Gomier. Chalcographic title page in red and black within ornamental frame, with a beautiful central vignette engraved in copper by Arnold Van Westerhout depicting an allegory of the Church; pretty chalcographic letter caps and a beautiful plate on page 6, also engraved by Van Westerhout.
Reintegrated marginal defects that do not affect the text or the images, some sheets are partially detached. Later full black leather binding with dry etched concentric frames and an interesting golden skull in the middle of the boards. Signs of use.

Missae in agenda defunctorum tantum deservientes ex missali romano. Ex Missali Romano recognito desumpte cui ordinario canone ut in ipsis servatur ad usum et comoditate ommnium ecclesiarium.
Romae: ex typographia S. Michaelis, 1712.
Guido Reni, Giuseppe Passeri, Arnold (van) Westerhout

Object Book
Number of Books 1
Subject Bibles
Author/ Illustrator Guido Reni
Book Title Agenda Defunctorum
Condition Good
Publication year oldest item 1712
Edition Illustrated Edition
Language Latin
Original language Yes
Publisher Romae: ex typographia S. Michaelis,
Binding/ Material Leather
Extras tipped in plates
Number of pages 42
Dimensions 372×259 mm
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