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Remigio Fiorentino, M.
Epistole et Evangeli che si Leggono Tutto L'Anno alle Messe: secondo l'uso della S. Romana Chiesa, et ordine del Messale Riformato. Tradotti in Lingua Toscana, dal M.R.P. M. Remigio Fiorentino, Dell'Ordine de'Predicatori.
Venice: Carlo Conzatti, 1665. Octavo (8½x6 inches). Pp. [24], 471, [1]. Text in Italian. Title printed in red and black. Illustrated with 197 woodcuts throughout text, some of which appear more than once. Woodcuts are generally 2x1¼ inches or smaller, a few larger. Printer's woodcut device on last leaf. Bound in full contemporary vellum over boards, morocco spine label, gilt, red sprinkled edges. Front end affixed to pastedown, small marginal fragment torn from K8, repair to short tear at T7. One woodcut with two holes. Some light internal foxing, toning. A very good copy. The Epistles and Gospels to be read throughout the year, according to the Church services. Originally written by the Jesuit Petrus Canisius (although only the Translators are mentioned in the title). Remigio's real name was Remigio Nannini. He was born in Florence c. 1521. He was a Dominican friar, author of secular and religious works, editor and translator. He died in 1581. Epistole et Evangeli was his most popular work and was published and republished for more than 100 years. It is noteworthy because of its illustrations. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Argonaut Book Shop, ABAA [San Francisco, CA, U.S.A.]

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