Plantiniana: Antwerp, 1618. Hardcover. Very Good. Item #21-1193
Engraved chapter heads, 6 x 3", gilt-pict leather; aeg, 259pp + pp + 47pp, covers worn and unevenly toned, lower fore-corners and bottom of spine at rear cover with old repair, spine very worn with chipping from bottom, extremities rounded, but nicely and sturdily bound with contents fairly bright and clean. BOUND WITH: OFFICIUM PASSIONIS IESU CHRISTI, Plantin: Antwerp 1619. Rare Plantin printing with wonderful illustrations including one with three skeletons rising from their coffins; the Passionis has its own engraved title showing a cross with all their symbols of the crucifixion: spear, sponge, nails, crown of thorns; the covers echo this theme with a gilt cross, crown of thorns, nails, spear, only without the phoenix. Only auction record is for this copy 20 years ago. Rare!