Caeremoniale Benedicti XIV (Papal Binding) - 1764

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Caeremoniale Benedicti XIV (Papal Binding) - 1764
Bindings, Binding to the Arms of Pope Benedict XIV - Quantity: 1 - With slipcase

Binding with coat of arms of Pope Benedict XIV Lambertini, (Bologna, 1675 – Rome, 1758).
Coeval full parchment with large floral frames printed in gold on the plates.
Papal coat of arms in the centre "De oro, tres palos de gules", angels who hold Peter's keys and a winged angel head, in the center, under the tiara.
Smooth spine with floral decorations printed in gold.
In excellent condition, crisp interior, printed on thick card stock. Light pages.

A collector's copy.

Pope from 1740 until his death. His pontificate is considered one of the most significant of the modern age.

Pope Benedict XIV Lambertini, a man of great culture, loved to discuss art and poetry with kings such as Francis I, Maria Theresa of Austria, Louis XV and intellectuals such as Scipione Maffei, Antonio Genovesi, Girolamo Baruffaldi, Ludovico Muratori, but also with Protestant rulers (Frederick II) and with openly anticlerical men, such as Voltaire, with whom he had a special relationship.
The French philosopher, in fact, came to dedicate his Mahomet to the pope. Voltaire had sought protection from the Pope, and Benedict had responded favourably to him, giving "the apostolic blessing to his beloved son Voltaire".

Voltaire had, with great emotion, "very humbly kissed the sacred feet" of the Pope, whom he felt was the guarantor of balance in Europe, and an educated person who would not show excessive hostility towards a class of intellectuals, the Philosophes, of whom he felt he was the natural leader – or, as he liked to call himself, "the patriarch"."

Pope Benedict XIV, giving the church of St. Francis in Assisi the dignity of patriarchal basilica and papal chapel (Fidelis Dominus of March 25, 1754) prescribed that the papal throne reserved for the Bishop of Rome be erected in the upper and lower church. For this reason, the pope himself has published his own ceremony for this temple:

Binding with coat of arms of Pope Benedict XIV Lambertini, (Bologna, 1675 – Rome, 1758).
Coeval full parchment with large floral frames printed in gold on the plates.
Papal coat of arms in the centre "De oro, tres palos de gules", angels who hold Peter's keys and a winged angel head, in the center, under the tiara.
Smooth spine with floral decorations printed in gold, antique endpapers and fleurons printed in gold. Pp. (2); XXXII; 76;
OPAC 9228.
Origin: bookplate of Flemming Erik Pedersen (Denmark 1931–2020). One of the best known bibliophiles in Northern Europe, president of the Danish Bibliophile Club for a decade.

Full title:
Caeremoniale Benedicti XIV. Pontificis Maximi Jussu Editum Pro Basilica Assisiensi Sancti Francisci In Patriarchalem Et Cappellam Papalem Erecta.
Romae, Ex Typographia Generosi Salomoni; 1754

Lot details
Object
Book
Number of Books
1
Subject
Binding to the Arms of Pope Benedict XIV, Bindings
Book Title
Caeremoniale Benedicti XIV (Papal Binding)
Condition
Fine
Publication year oldest item
1764
Language
Latin
Original language
Yes
Publisher
Romae: ex Typographia Generosi Salomoni 1754.
Binding/ Material
Vellum
Extras
With slipcase
Number of pages
110
Dimensions
293×212 mm
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