Title: Missale Romanum ex decreto sacrosancti Concilii tridentini restitutum, 1709. Velvet and Silver Binding
Author: Catholic Church
Publisher: Venetiis, Sumptibus P. Balleonii
An extremely scarce mid 18th century edition of the Roman Missal restored by the decree of the Council of Trent, published at the orders of Clement VIII and Urban VIII, and revised by later authorities, in which the last masses of the saints until Clement XI have been published, and arranged accurately.
The text is printed throughout in red and black, with musical notation. There are three full page engravings by the Italian artist and nun Isabella Piccini.
This volume has been fully bound in lush velvet, and has ben further enhanced with mounted silver fittings. There are corner pieces to both covers, as well as one remaining clasps, with two beautiful central plaques, one depicting a saint to the front, and a castle to the rear. The silver work seems to be baroque in style and is richly carved. The fore edge is gauffered, nice and brightly gilt. The pastedowns are colorful brocade papers, of gilt against pink.
Pages 429 to 460 are lacking, though they appear to have been unusually excised without any trace of excision points, and the gauffering done to the pages does not suffer from any break in patterning.
One velvet bound volume in folio, (28)+428 of 460+LXXXIV pages
This volume is in good shape, with some rubbing and wear to the binding, with a portion of the top left silver corner fitting lacking a small portion, one of the rear corner fittings starting from a corner and splitting to the front hinge. There is some browning and staining scattered throughout, heavier to several pages. At least one of the quires juts out from the rest of the text block.