A very handsome binding, with gauffered edges, decorates this 1753 Uffizio della Settimana Santa. The title (translated), perhaps best describes this work:
Office of the Holy Week: with vulgar rubrics, subject of psalms, explanation of ceremonies and mysteries, with sacred observations and devote reflections; Work of the Abbot Alessandro Mazzinelli; Sagrista of the cathedral of Montesstascone, and presetto of the studies of the seminary of that city.
In Italian: Uffizio della settimana santa : colle rubriche volgari, argomento de' salmi, spiegazione delle cerimonie e misterj, con osservazioni sacre e riflessioni divote; Opera dell' Abate Alessandro Mazzinelli,Sagrista della cattedrale di Montesstascone, e presetto degli study del Seminario di detta Citta.
Physical Attributes -
Measures approx. 15 x 9.5 x 3.5 cm, 8vo. Crushed calf binding, with panelled boards; central panel mottled, outer panel with gilt corner florets and sprays of leaves, boards framed with a leafy gilt roll. Board edges rolled in gilt. Spine with four raised bands; compartments with a central gilt floret and corner leaves. Marbled endpapers. Two silk ribbons (green). Gauffered edges. One printer's mark and three full-page illustrations.
See pictures. Some wear to edges and corners of binding. Treatment of central panel is molted. Spine with some worming, especially at top (see picture). Top edge with silk ribbons still connected and gilt still showing (free from heavy dust; indicating it's been kept in an enclosed bookcase). Worm track on pastedown and flyleaf. Ex libris plate on pastedown. Foxing to endpapers which has lightly transferred to title page and last leaf verso; also, some bookseller numbers on endpapers. Occasional thumb, fox spot, toning, and dog-eared page. Small mark on 75 and 77. 1 cm fox spot in bottom margin of 80-100.
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