Title: Missale ad sacrosancte Romane ecclesie usum cum variis additamentis. Missale hoc permulta sparsim continet que in ceteris desiderantur, 1521. With An Exceptional Manuscript Historiated Initial of God the Father
Author: Catholic Church
Publisher: Paris, Thielmann Kerver and Wolfgang Hopyl
Condition: Very Good
An extremely scarce early 16th century edition of Thielmann Kerver’s Roman Missal, containing texts and rubrics for the celebration of the Mass in the Roman Rite of the Catholic Church throughout the year.
This Missal is printed in a gothic front, in red and black throughout. There are numerous in-text woodcuts, some being quarter-page in size, with one half-page woodcut, musical notation, and several handwritten inscriptions. Many of the woodcut designs are derived from the illustrated Books of Hours printed by Kerver and earlier sources.
Leaf C3, the large woodcut of the Crucifixion is lacking. C4 is also lacking but has also been supplied in replacement with a printed leaf on vellum, bearing a beautifully illuminated historiated initial of God the Father (5 x 5 cm), produced by hand.
There is an ownership inscription for one Philippus Probus Possesor on the final leaf.
This volume has been rebacked and fitted with new endpapers.
USTC and Worldcat records one existing copy of this edition in libraries.
One finely bound volume in folio, (8)+LXXXII+(105 of 106)+74 leaves
This volume is in very good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the binding, more to the hinges. There is minor soiling and foxing throughout.