Title: Usuardi martyrologium, quo Romana ecclesia, ac permultae aliae utuntur: iussu Caroli Magni conscriptum; Bound with Indiculus sanctorum Belgii, 1583
Author: Usuard; Johannes Molanus
Publisher: Antverpiae, apud Philippum Nutium
Condition: Very Good
A scarce late 16th century duology of works by Usuard adapted by Johannes Molanus, being his work on the martyrs of the Catholic Church, Usuardi martyrologium, along with his index on the holy Netherlands.
The printer’s device bears the motto Tutissima Virtus Pietas Homini, otherwise translating to Safe Virtue in the Piety of Man.
The title has been handwritten on the spine, with the volume having been bound in vellum, with pleasing yapp edges. There is also an intriguing fragment of medieval manuscript being used to reinforce the binding after the last page, likely dating from the 14th century based on the Latin abbreviations.
Worldcat records only 20 existing copies of this edition in libraries.
One vellum bound volume in octavo, (64)+218+(1), 95+(14) leaves
On note of condition, this volume is in very good shape, with very little rubbing or wear to the boards. There is little to no foxing or staining throughout.