Venice: Apud Nicolaum Pezzana, 1770.
Printed in red and black throughout; title-page with engraved printer’s device. 476; 98 [of 100] pp. [Lacking final leaf Nn8]. Manuscript overlay on p. 70, correcting two staves of printed text. 1 vols. Folio (47.5 cm.). No Copy in OCLC. Contemporary calf over wooden boards, with brass bosses, cornerpieces, clasps and catches. Endpapers renewed. Nn7 with small perforation, otherwise a magnificently preserved example. Item #254103
A truly magnificent and well-preserved example of this genre of liturgical printing in both red and black, which, in design and format, carried on with the manuscript tradition, but which, by the late 18th century, had already become impractical. For obvious reasons, the size of the editions (unlike that of the books!) was quite small; and OCLC finds no copy anywhere of this beautiful printing by the Venetian printer Pezzana.
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