145
145
[Officium parvum beatae Mariae Virginis]
BEATAE MARIAE VIRGINIS OFFICIUM. VENICE: GIOVANNI BATTISTA PASQUALI, 1740
Estimate
8001,000
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145
[Officium parvum beatae Mariae Virginis]
BEATAE MARIAE VIRGINIS OFFICIUM. VENICE: GIOVANNI BATTISTA PASQUALI, 1740
Estimate
8001,000
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[Officium parvum beatae Mariae Virginis]
BEATAE MARIAE VIRGINIS OFFICIUM. VENICE: GIOVANNI BATTISTA PASQUALI, 1740
8vo (126 x 80mm.), engraved throughout (including frontispiece, title-page vignette, 15 full-page illustrations and 20 tailpieces engraved by Marco Alvise Pitteri after designs by Giovanni Battista Piazzetta, text engraved by Angela Baroni), CONTEMPORARY VENETIAN CALF ELABORATELY GILT, spine gilt in compartments, gilt edges, red fabric boardliners, binding slightly rubbed, joints starting to split
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Literature

Morazzoni pp.115-116

Catalogue Note

A charming prayer book, "il gioiello più gentile del bibliopola Pasquali" (Morazzoni, p.115), financed by Caime, a rich Venetian merchant. The plates later came into the possession of Remondini and were reprinted several times.

For a very similar Venetian binding on a 1754 Officium BMV, see Giulia Bologna, Legature, p. 138.

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